Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

Photos from ten years ago: January 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is January 2010. Built it up Construction work on the Laverton Rail Upgrade project on the Werribee line has been a recent theme – we see that work on the third platform was almost done. Along with the new footbridge. Another […]

Daniel Andrews, Merry Christmas and Wikimedia Commons

It was the day before Christmas, and Daniel Andrews’ social media team shared a ‘Free Public Transport on Christmas Day’ post. Not everyone can rely on Dancer and Prancer to get them around tomorrow. So we're putting on free public transport right around Victoria. Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/q8SesyxQ5H — Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) December 24, 2019 My […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2009. We start overlooking Southern Cross Station, where the Docklands skyline was a lot emptier. As was that of Spencer Street. And the western edge of the CBD. Back in 2009 the explosion of (flammable!) apartment blocks was yet […]

Perils of design when rebranding a train

In August 2009 the Victorian Government was announced that Connex Melbourne would be dumped as the operator of the Melbourne suburban rail network, replaced by Metro Trains Melbourne. Rolling out a new look The government released a flashy video alongside the media release, featuring an X’Trapolis train bearing the new Metro corporate image. Back in […]

Ten years since Connex left Melbourne

Remember when Connex ran suburban trains in Melbourne? November 30 marks ten years since they left Melbourne, and Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of the suburban rail network. The fall For years the state government had been underinvesting in rail infrastructure, leading to debacles such as the 2008 Oaks Day failure: Connex did […]