Posts Tagged ‘Southern Cross Station’

Photos from ten years ago: October 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is October 2011. A land before COVID Remember peak hour crowds at CBD railway stations? I wrote about it a decade ago, and ended up in The Age. In the years since much faster ticket readers by Vix have been deployed […]

Photos from ten years ago: September 2011

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2011. The changing railway scene This month I headed out east to the site of the new Lynbrook station. Located on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park, it opened to passengers in April 2012. I also visited […]

Building the Spencer Street Station subway – a history

Last week I went sniffing around Southern Cross Station, on the hunt for the remains of the pedestrian subway that until 2005 was the main access route through the station This week we go digging deeper into the history of Spencer Street Station, and the story behind the subway that ran beneath it. Spencer Street […]

Hunting the remains of the Spencer Street Station subway

The pedestrian subway that once ran beneath Spencer Street Station only closed in 2005, yet in that time it has become shrouded in layers of mystery. So let’s sort fact from fiction, and see what’s left of it beneath today’s Southern Cross Station. Finding the entrances The first remnant of the Spencer Street Station subway […]

Rail staff left out in the cold

It’s coming into a cold Melbourne winter, so it means one thing – railway station staff left out in the cold, waiting to assist any passengers unable to pass through the closed ticket gates. Freezing at Southern Cross Station It isn’t just the diesel fumes at Southern Cross Station causing issues – back in 2017 […]