Posts Tagged ‘Metro Trains Melbourne’

Filling the gap between the carriages

For many year the gap between the train and the platform has been of concern to safety regulators. But there is another gap that people can also fall down – that between the carriages. Mind the gap This can be seen on Melbourne’s fleet of Siemens trains. The carriages are linked by rubber intercarriage gangeways. […]

Level crossing screw ups on the Werribee line

In November 2020 the Werribee line was shut down for one week to enable the Level Crossing Removal Authority to work on the removal of the Cherry Street and Werribee Street level crossings in Werribee. However just before the planned reopening date, a “signalling fault” saw the closure extended by one week, and then by […]

Photos from ten years ago: December 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2010. Coming home We start this month in the air, as I flew home after a trip to Hong Kong. Flying over the industrial areas of the western suburbs. And I was lucky enough to spot a freight train […]

Dunny drama at Diggers Rest station

This is a tale of big dollars being spent on an upgrade Diggers Rest railway station, and the public toilet that has never been used. The ‘upgrade’ Once upon a time Diggers Rest station was just a wayside stop on the outskirts of Melbourne. Locals were served by V/Line trains headed for Bendigo. Until 2011 […]

Railway station kiosks of Melbourne

Kiosks and news stands have been part of the fabric of Melbourne railway stations for decades. But how many still exist today? PROV image VPRS 12903 P0001/34 The obvious The tacky ‘Red Engine’ kiosks on each platform at Flinders Street Station first come to mind. But they were demolished in 2018. As part of the […]