Posts Tagged ‘Regional Rail Link’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2009. Around Geelong We start down in the Geelong suburb of Waurn Ponds. Which a decade ago was the southern terminus of the Geelong Ring Road. But work was underway to extend the freeway over the Waurn Ponds Creek […]

Photos from ten years ago: August 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2009.

Cleared area beside platform 4

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

Why are Melbourne railway footbridges so high?

You might have noticed something about Melbourne’s railway station footbridges – they are bloody high, with long ramps and stairs leading up to them. So why do they need to be so high above the tracks?

EDI Comeng train arrives into Sunshine station on the up

Metro Tunnel to deliver almost nothing to Melbourne’s west

‘More trains more often’ is one of the line being used by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority to spruik the benefits of the new rail tunnel being built under the Melbourne CBD – but in reality it is a half-truth. With the tunnel linking the Sunbury line in Melbourne’s north-west to the Pakenham and Cranbourne […]