Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

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 […]

Building atop the Melbourne Metro stations

With planning completed for the Melbourne Metro and construction work now underway, much has been written about the flashy new underground railway stations that will serve the city. But one thing that has been hiding in the shadows is the commercial buildings that will be built atop these new stations, and who will profit from […]

Escalator of fail at Southern Cross Station

How long does it take to fix a failed escalator? For the management of Southern Cross Station this has become a chance to set a new world record, after the escalator linking the Bourke Street Bridge to Spencer Street broke down back in early November. November 5. November 10. November 24. December 29. January 9. […]

SkyBus – remember 20 minutes to the airport?

There was once a time when SkyBus would whisk you from the Melbourne CBD to the airport in just 20 minutes – but thanks to traffic congestion and a lack of bus priority, that is now a distant memory. So what went wrong? Born out of the airline operated shuttle bus services that operated out […]