Posts Tagged ‘real time train information’

Why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable?

Last week Melbourne’s rail network ground to a halt after the main control centre was evacuated due to a false alarm – the latest in a growing list of similar outages. So why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable to these kind of issues, when other cities seem to keep on ticking?

Alstom Comeng crosses the Cremorne railway bridge over the Yarra, with the CBD skyline behind

V/Line stations trumps Metro for passenger information

I visited Wyndham Vale station recently, and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of next train information made available to passengers.

VLocity 3VL47 and classmate lead an up service into Wyndham Vale

Bendigo trains and Sunshine station

Since the opening of Regional Rail Link in 2015, the importance of Sunshine as a railway junction has grown, with the four platforms at the rebuilt station being served by a mix of V/Line and suburban train services. However there is one notable exception – V/Line services to and from Bendigo.

VLocity 3VL48 approaches Sunshine on an up Bendigo service

First weekday for Regional Rail Link

On the weekend the last part of Regional Rail Link finally opened, with Geelong trains moving onto the new line via the back of Werribee, serving two new stations at Wyndham Vale and Tarneit. I went for a ride on Monday morning to see how the new commuters took to their new service.

VLocity 3VL58 stops at Tarneit with a down Geelong service

Gone but not forgotten – the route 24 tram

As part of the July 2014 tram timetable change, the peak-only route 24 serivce from North Balwyn to La Trobe Street via Kew was discontinued. So what is it still visible on Google Maps?

February 2015 - route 24 tram still displayed in Google Maps