Posts Tagged ‘Public Transport Victoria’

Photos from ten years ago: April 2012

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is April 2012. Farewell to Metcard Ten years ago the old Metcard magnetic stripe ticketing system was on the way out, replaced by new Myki smartcards. The old ticket machines being removed from stations. But ticket gates at stations weren’t fast […]

Farewell to Transdev Melbourne

31 January 2022 marked yet another deck chair shuffling exercise on the Melbourne public transport network – Kinetic Melbourne has taken over the operation of 534 buses on 49 bus routes. This is the story of their predecessor, Transdev Melbourne. The beginning The story starts in June 2012 when the Victorian Government called for expressions […]

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 […]

Melbourne’s missed opportunities for low-floor trams

With hundreds of high floor trams still in service in Melbourne, and the oldest low-floor trams having entered service in 2002, the State Government is at risk of failing to meet the 2032 deadline for meeting the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport. However it didn’t have to be this way – there were many […]

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. […]