Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

Then, now and in between at Footscray station

Here’s a special “then an now” comparison for you – four different scenes at Footscray, featuring the olden days, 1990s malaise, the short lived “Colander Bridge“, and today. Step inside We start at the main entrance to the station, where a steep ramp once directed passengers down to the intersection of Irving and Leeds Street. […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2011. The changing railway scene This month I headed out east to the site of the new Lynbrook station. Located on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park, it opened to passengers in April 2012. I also visited […]

Cancelling public transport to inner Melbourne

On Saturday 18 September public transport in much of Melbourne was shutdown on the request of Victoria Police between 8am and 2pm, in an attempt to prevent anti-lockdown protesters attending a planned rally in the Melbourne CBD. The backstory The shutdown was announced at a Victoria Police press conference on Wednesday 15 September. Public transport […]

Those new travel time signs around Melbourne

One things I’ve noticed in the past year or so around Melbourne is a plague of variable message sign trailers parked beside main roads. Each one offers travel times to a single random suburban destination, via two different routes. So what gives? The example I found was on Anderson Road in Sunshine, and offered travel […]

Photos from ten years ago: August 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2011. Trains This month ten years ago I went for a trip around the Melbourne suburbs in a restored Diesel Electric Rail Motor operated by DERMPAV We headed out to Upfield, Alamein and Belgrave, with a lunch stop at […]