Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains 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. […]

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 […]

Then and now at Sunshine station

Time for another instalment of “then and now” – this time a double barrelled collection at Sunshine station. At the station We start in 1960, with Weston Langford standing on platform 2 and 3. Cars still had to use a level crossing, but a timber footbridge allowed pedestrians to avoid waiting for passing trains. Weston […]

Rail staff left out in the cold

It’s coming into a cold Melbourne winter, so it means one thing – railway station staff left out in the cold, waiting to assist any passengers unable to pass through the closed ticket gates. Freezing at Southern Cross Station It isn’t just the diesel fumes at Southern Cross Station causing issues – back in 2017 […]

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 […]