Posts Tagged ‘Regional Rail Link’

Photos from ten years ago: December 2011

Another month, another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is December 2011. Christmas in the CBD Christmas decorations were everywhere. Crowds aplenty to see the Myer Christmas Windows. With the massive ‘Merry Christmas’ sign at Flinders Street Station finally finished! And Yarra Trams even rolled out a Christmas […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2011. Trains Work on Regional Rail Link was kicking off at Middle Footscray. Excavators having rolled in. To demolish the compulsorily acquired houses along Buckley Street. Work on the extension of suburban trains to South Morang was almost complete, […]

Then, now and in between at Footscray station

Here’s a special “then an now” comparison for you – four different scenes at Footscray, featuring the olden days, 1990s malaise, the short lived “Colander Bridge“, and today. Step inside We start at the main entrance to the station, where a steep ramp once directed passengers down to the intersection of Irving and Leeds Street. […]

Where the hell is Truganina?

Truganina has been in the news a lot lately thanks to a series of coronavirus outbreaks, but there is something else notable about the suburb – it’s arguably the largest and most confusing suburb in all of Melbourne. The confusion starts In June 2021 a BP service station on the Western Freeway was reported as […]

Spot the difference in Footscray

A game of spot the difference – this time outside Footscray. Can you spot it? The biggest change is the number of tracks – the first photo from 2012 shows the four track alignment in place since 1976, the second photo from 2014 shows the six track corridor following the completion of Regional Rail Link, […]