Posts Tagged ‘rail replacement buses’

Photographing the same bus, different place

When you take as many photos as I do, lots of strange things start to happen – like accidentally photographing the same bus twice on the same day. But having that happen with two different buses on the same day – what are the odds? I photographed Transdev bus #369 0369AO departing Footscray station on […]

V/Line spending big on rail replacement taxis

When trains aren’t running V/Line passengers are used to being packed onboard replacement buses, but there is an even more expensive mode of substitute transport that V/Line makes regular use of – taxis! I first became aware of it years ago when a mate who uses a mobility scooter tried to travel to Seymour on […]

All aboard the train replacement accessible taxi

With works all over the rail network, train replacement buses have been a familiar sight around Melbourne. But in recent times something new has appeared alongside them – train replacement accessible taxis. Thankfully inaccessible high floor buses are becoming a thing of the past – on paper the bulk of buses are now accessible to […]

Track gangs and passing trains

It might surprise you, but plenty of work happens on Melbourne’s railway network while trains are still running. Work crews stepping off the tracks when trains approach. And then get back to work inspecting the tracks once they’ve passed. But trains have continued running through bigger projects – like the 2009 rebuilding of Laverton station. […]

Forgotten lessons from rail replacement buses

During April 2019 buses have been replacing trains on the Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston lines between the Melbourne CBD and Caulfield, altering the travel plans of thousands of train passengers each day. The replacement buses haven’t been running smoothly for various reasons – in part due to lessons from the past being forgotten.

'Temp bus lane starts in 2 weeks' sign eastbound on Ballarat Road at Sunshine