Posts Tagged ‘security theatre’

Revisiting that unlocked gate into the rail corridor

Last year I wrote about how confused sports fans shut down Melbourne’s rail network thanks to an unlocked gate – since then a ‘keep gates locked’ sign has appeared.

'These gates must be locked at all times' notice on an open set of gates

Melbourne trains on the open plains

Melbourne’s railway network has a special feature that most cities of the developed word don’t have – unfenced tracks running through the suburbs.

EDI Comeng on an up Frankston service approaches Glenhuntly station via the centre track

Confused sports fans shut down a rail network

One would think that shutting down an entire city’s rail network would be difficult – but unfortunately Metro Trains Melbourne proved that a few confused sports fans can do just that. So how the hell did they do it?

All trains between Richmond and Flinders Street stopped due to a trespasser on the tracks

‘Something, Say Something’ at Flagstaff station

A week or two ago, Flagstaff station was blanketed in yellow posters reading “If You See Something, Say Something”. As a regular reader of my blog, you should know that that seeing ‘something’ is what I do best, so what else did I find?

'If you see something, say something' scaremongering blankets Flagstaff station

Watch out terrorists – your game is up

Looks like the anti-terror experts have been racking their brains for days on end, if this sighting at Flinders Street is anything to go by… Now if they want to hide their bombs, they are going to have to get their […]