Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

Extended and shortened High Capacity Metro Trains hit the tracks

December 2020 saw the first High Capacity Metro Train complete extensive testing and carry passengers for the first time, but today has seen something different – ‘Extended’ and ‘Shortened’ versions of the train have left the depot at Pakenham East on test. The trains The first version is the 10-car ‘Extended Train’. At 227 metres […]

Level crossings replacing level crossings

It might seem strange, but as the Level Crossing Removal Project separates road and rail across Melbourne’s railway network, a new kind of level crossing is appearing in their place for a specific purpose – road rail access pads for maintenance vehicles. Road–rail vehicles Many different kinds of road–rail vehicle exist, ready to assist with […]

Then and now at Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is over 100 years old, with the building much the same despite both the trains and the city around it being quite different. West of Elizabeth Street is a cobblestone ramp leading up to the ‘Milk Dock‘ – the western end of Platform 1 that handled milk and parcels. PROV image VPRS […]

V/Line beats Metro for frequent trains in Melbourne’s west

With a name like ‘Metro’ one would think that trains in suburban Melbourne run more frequently than trains to ‘country’ Victoria. But in Melbourne’s west you’d be wrong – V/Line services run more frequently! V/Line to Deer Park Welcome to Deer Park station, located 17 kilometres west from Southern Cross Station. With nothing of note […]

All aboard the 5.27pm Craigieburn *trains*

Head down to Flinders Street Station of an evening, and there is something odd on the screens – two 5.27pm trains to Craigieburn. The first one leaves platform 5 and is the 5.27pm train from Flinders Street platform 5 to Craigieburn via the City Loop. The second is the 5.27pm train from Flinders Street platform […]