Posts Tagged ‘Southern Cross Station’

The architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations

In the past decade there has been a flurry of new and upgraded railway stations constructed across Melbourne, designed by a variety of local and international architecture firms. Here is my best effort at compiling a list of the architects behind Melbourne’s railway stations – any additions or corrections would be much appreciated.

View of the Southern Cross Station roof from 664 Collins Street

High vis vests make anyone look official

If you every have to walk through a railway station, never wear a high visibility vest – confused passengers will flock to you like seagulls on a chip.

Funnelling V/Line passengers past the Myki gates on the Collins Street concourse

Photos from ten years ago: October 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2006.

A66 at Flinders Street Station running light engine to Frankston, to operate the Stony Point service

Why is Southern Cross Station at capacity?

In October 2016 Melbourne newspaper The Age revealed that $300 million would soon need to be spent at Southern Cross Station in order to cater for increasing passenger numbers. So why are the works expected to cost so much, and why does a ten year old station already need to be expanded?

Up train departs an incredibly congested platform 10 at Southern Cross

Photos from ten years ago: September 2006

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2006, where the only thing I appear to have photographed was trains.

Grassy track at North Shore