Posts Tagged ‘Skyrail’

A walk around Carnegie: apartments and skyrail

In recent years Carnegie has been a suburb full of cranes and construction – the apartment blocks came first, followed in 2016 by the replacement of the level crossing by an elevated rail viaduct dubbed ‘Skyrail’.

Six story apartment block overlooks Carnegie station platform 1

Biased artist’s impressions presented as fact

Artist’s impressions have long been used by the government as a way to sell major projects to the public, but in 2016 we have seen this tool adopted by a new user – community groups opposed to the same projects.

How to make a railway cutting look good

Since plans were released easier this year for the construction of elevated ‘skyrail’ along the Dandenong line, there been plenty of debate as to the the best way to grade separate road and rail. I’ve previous written about how Melbourne’s unsightly trenched railway lines – but what about some more aesthetically pleasing examples?

Alstom Comeng 339M heads through the cutting  towards Footscray with a down Sunbury service

Melbourne’s trenched railways are also ugly

This week the Herald Sun ran a piece titled “Suburban sky rail: Spin vs reality”, featuring ugly examples of elevated rail in Melbourne, covered in graffiti and littered with rubbish. For the purposes of comparison, here are some equally unattractive examples of railway lines being sunk beneath the road.

3-car X'Trapolis set on the Alamein shuttles shunts into siding 'A' at Camberwell