Posts Tagged ‘publicity stunt’

Victoria’s sham ‘new station name’ contests

There seems to be an ongoing theme every time a new railway station is built in Victoria – fake community engagement with a station naming contest.

VLocity VL32 and classmate pass the future Caroline Springs station on an up Ballarat service

Another VLocity launch – this time Geelong

Friday the 3rd was the first day of VLocites on the Geelong line. The train pulled in to Geelong at 11:30, only taking 50 minutes to travel from Melbourne. And this wasn’t at full speed either. However, there were only a […]

A VLocity trip to Ballarat

On Thursday the 22nd I went up to Ballarat. Why? Well, V/Line was putting their new VLocity trains into revenue service for the first time, and I wanted to go for spin in one. I caught the train up to Melbourne, […]

Planes, trains, and buses: the A380 visits Melbourne

Last Monday I went out to Melbourne Airport out at Tullamarine to see the new A380 that as on display (It’s the new double deck jet being built by Airbus in case you didn’t know). It was out in Australia on a test flight that doubled as a promotional tour for Qantas’ 85th birthday. It has the Airbus test livery (and French registration code) but had some Qantas stickers slapped onto it.

Looking out of the Melbourne Airport observation deck