Posts Tagged ‘train accident’

What data does Myki save on your card?

With Myki now in use all over Melbourne, one question you might be asking is “What data actually gets saved to your card?”. Unlike Metcard where all of the relevant information was printed on the back, Myki stores it on a computer chip inside the card – so how is all of the data kept in sync?

Commuters try to touch on at Melbourne Central Station via a faulty Myki barrier

A bit further, bit further, OOPS – too far!

And you think accidentally hitting the curb, or nudging the towbar of the car in front is bad… V/line was moving the carriages around in the sidings near Spencer Street, when one set was pushed too far, ending up with the […]

Things that go splat on the tracks

Here we go – what happens when stuff goes in front of trains. Exhibit A: Glenferrie Station, centre track, Platform 2, 27/10/2005 2:10PM Pigeon. Deceased. Cause of death: crushed by rail vehicle travelling in the region of 60m/h. Exhibit B: Southern […]

Level crossing accidents: some people never learn

It was a good thing that I didn’t have uni yesterday. I have never been in a train using its emergency brakes, and I am hoping to never have to. I usually catch the 6:46am train to Melbourne. Yesterday that same […]

Mixed bag of emotion on the Train

Well today was a weird day on the train: Happiness of expresses, Anger at delays, Confusion at public drunkenness, Shock of fatalities. Anyway, I am going to work soon – will update tomorrow morning… [EDIT 28/07/2005] Finally an update… Happiness – […]