Posts Tagged ‘Public Transport Victoria’

Missed opportunities and Melbourne’s new hybrid buses

Back in April 2019 Daniel Andrews and the Minister for Public Transport were shouting ‘Melbourne first hybrid buses’ from the rooftops. But the reality is different – they’re not Melbourne’s first hybrid buses, we’re still buying hundreds of conventional diesel buses, and technology has already overtaken us. CDC Melbourne photo Some background Here is the […]

Extending the third track from Box Hill to Ringwood

Passengers on the Lilydale and Belgrave lines get the most express services of any line on the Melbourne rail network, thanks to the separate ‘express’ and ‘local’ tracks that run between Box Hill and the CBD. So what work would be needed to extend the track further east to Ringwood? Some history Originally built to […]

What does $2.1 billion for the Sunbury line get?

In the 2019/20 Victorian Budget a total of $2.1 billion was allocated for upgrades to the Sunbury line, in preparation for the new High Capacity Metro Trains set to run via the Metro Tunnel by late 2025. So what does that money get you? Digging deeper First stop – the 2019/20 State Budget papers: New […]

On the bus – public transport to Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend is supposed to be Melbourne’s next new urban development precinct, but there is something lacking – decent public transport. On the bus The Fishermans Bend urban renewal area has been divided into four precincts. With permits already granted for high rise development across much of the Montague Precinct. But no plans have been […]

Merry Christmas for 2018!

This year Christmas Day falls on a Tuesday, so here’s a collection of topical photos of public transport. Footnote I’m not actually posting this on Christmas morning – I wrote it weeks ago then put it into my queue of scheduled posts.