Posts Tagged ‘Public Transport Victoria’

How far is Myki making you walk?

If you want to catch a tram in Melbourne then you need a Myki, despite the fact you can’t buy one or top it up onboard the tram. In 2017 The Age highlighted the difficulty this can pose for intending tram passengers, in an article on myki “dead zones” – tram stops where the nearest place to top up your myki is at least a kilometre away. Coincidently I started work on an almost identical project years ago but never finished it, so what better time to polish it off?

The architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations

In the past decade there has been a flurry of new and upgraded railway stations constructed across Melbourne, designed by a variety of local and international architecture firms. Here is my best effort at compiling a list of the architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations – any additions or corrections would be much appreciated.

View of the Southern Cross Station roof from 664 Collins Street

Poor planning replacing the City Loop lifts

All infrastructure eventually wears out, and in the case of Melbourne the thirty year old lifts in the City Loop have come up for replacement. However the planning of these works leaves a lot to be desired.

Lift linking Flagstaff station to the street closed for total replacement

Pedestrian subways at Melbourne railway stations

Pedestrian subways at railway stations cop a bad rap. Dark, dank and dingy – many people feeling unsafe when using them, especially at night, and can you blame them?

Down in the centre subway at Richmond

Who are level crossing customers anyway?

At level crossing removal projects around Melbourne, ‘customer parking’ signs abound. But who are these ‘customers’ and why do they need parking?

'Alternative Customer Parking' notice at Blackburn station