Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Change of the (advertising) guard at Melbourne stations

Advertising to the captive audiences at Melbourne railway stations is big business, with multinational company JCDecaux having held the station advertising contract for Metro Trains Melbourne for the past few years. Their staff paste up new posters when it is time to change over the advertiser. As well as replacing the billboards inside motorised panels. […]

Photos from ten years ago: April 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2008. On April 2 a dust storm hit Victoria – here was my view on the train home to Geelong. The storm also brought down trees, stopping trains passing through Glenferrie station. Closer to home work was well underway […]

Which Melbourne train type is the most reliable?

There are three types of train in the Melbourne suburban fleet – the older Comeng trains, as well as the newer Siemens and X’Trapolis types. But which type of train is the most reliable? The ‘Rolling Stock Module’ of the 2017 Franchise Agreement between Public Transport Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne describes how the ‘Mean […]

Paid parking at Williams Landing railway station

There are many things that people think should be free – with car parking being one of them. Especially controversial is paid parking at railway stations – but in Melbourne it has already started, with barely a wimper. Williams Landing railway station opened in 2013 with 500 parking spaces, with the surrounding area designed as […]

The City Ring Road that Melbourne never built

If you think Melbourne is a city already strangled by freeways, then this 1954 proposal for a City Ring Road will surely make you feel that we dodged a bullet. Included as part of the 1954 Melbourne Metropolitan Planning Scheme, the City Ring Road was for a controlled access road that would encircle the entire […]