Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

How to find your train at Flinders Street Station

You have arrived at Flinders Street Station and you’re trying to find where your trains leaves – so where do you look? You’re probably going to look at one of these screens – but what order are the trains being displayed in? It isn’t alphabetical – South Morang occupies the first two slots. Is it […]

Tracking the gentrification of Melbourne with Mother’s Day cards

Able And Game is a Melbourne based stationery label that produces quirky greeting cards featuring local pop culture references. However when I saw their range of Mother’s Day cards I also noticed something else – they track the spread of Melbourne’s ‘cool’ suburbs as formerly working class areas are gentrified. The inner suburbs of Fitzroy […]

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. Opposite Southern Cross Station, work on the […]

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 […]