Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

Then, now and in between at Moonee Ponds

Then, now and in between – this time it is Moonee Ponds station on the Craigieburn line in the inner north-west of Melbourne. Moonee Ponds station opened in 1860 as part of railway line to Essendon built by the private Melbourne and Essendon Railway Company, but closed due to financial issues in 1864, reopening in […]

Rail replacement buses and the 2022 State Election

As the Level Crossing Removal Project and ‘Big Build’ have ramped up across Melbourne in recent years, rail replacement buses have been a constant spectre following those wanting to catch a train. But early November they suddenly disappeared, only to return with a vengeance a few weeks later. But why? Tracking the rail replacement buses […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2012. Sparks to Sunbury We start the month at Sunbury station, which was in the final days of being a station only served by V/Line trains. Upgraded as part of the Sunbury Electrification Project, the new overhead wires had […]

Wider Network Enhancements and the Metro Tunnel project

One of the marketing lines for Metro Tunnel project is ‘More trains across Melbourne’ – both for the railway lines which will run through the new tunnel under Melbourne, and those which won’t. So how does that work? The PR puff pieces Over on the State Government’s ‘Big Build’ website they give a high level […]

Protecting the Metro Tunnel from flooding

The October 2022 Maribyrnong River flood in Melbourne’s west has reminded many that urban areas are not immune from being inundated with water. But what does this mean for the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington, located just a short distance from the river? Photo via Adam Bandt The flooding The recent Maribyrnong River flood […]