Posts Tagged ‘Sunshine’

Then and now at Sunshine station

Time for another instalment of “then and now” – this time a double barrelled collection at Sunshine station. At the station We start in 1960, with Weston Langford standing on platform 2 and 3. Cars still had to use a level crossing, but a timber footbridge allowed pedestrians to avoid waiting for passing trains. Weston […]

Melbourne Airport Rail Link – finally some detail

A few days ago the next round of details was released for the Melbourne Airport Rail Link, including the route that the new rail link will take into Melbourne Airport, and how the works will be delivered.

How long does it take to build a pedestrian crossing?

One might think building a pedestrian crossing would be pretty easy, but for set of traffic lights in Sunshine, it was anything but. The background The story starts at Sunshine station, upgraded in 2014. But for pedestrians crossing Hampshire Road they still needed to dodge four lanes of traffic at a roundabout. Google Street View […]

V/Line beats Metro for frequent trains in Melbourne’s west

With a name like ‘Metro’ one would think that trains in suburban Melbourne run more frequently than trains to ‘country’ Victoria. But in Melbourne’s west you’d be wrong – V/Line services run more frequently! V/Line to Deer Park Welcome to Deer Park station, located 17 kilometres west from Southern Cross Station. With nothing of note […]

The evolution of Sunshine railway station

This is the story of Sunshine station, and how a railway junction created in the 1880s became the meeting point it is today.