Posts Tagged ‘train’

Dynamic directional signs at Melbourne railway stations

The other week I wrote about Public Transport Victoria’s plans to make it easier for passengers to navigate through Flinders Street Station by making the wayfinding signage clearer to follow – but during my travels around Me;bourne’s rail network, I’ve spotted a different way to help passengers on their way – directional signage that adapts […]

How to find your train at Flinders Street Station

You have arrived at Flinders Street Station and you’re trying to find where your trains leaves – so where do you look? You’re probably going to look at one of these screens – but what order are the trains being displayed in? It isn’t alphabetical – South Morang occupies the first two slots. Is it […]

Which V/Line train type is the most reliable?

V/Line operates a real mixed bag of rolling stock to provide train services across Victoria – but which type of train is the most reliable? V/Line fleet overview The newest trains in the V/Line fleet are the VLocity diesel multiple units. Each train is made up of three carriages, each with a diesel engine beneath. […]

Which Melbourne train type is the most reliable?

There are three types of train in the Melbourne suburban fleet – the older Comeng trains, as well as the newer Siemens and X’Trapolis types. But which type of train is the most reliable? The ‘Rolling Stock Module’ of the 2017 Franchise Agreement between Public Transport Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne describes how the ‘Mean […]

Identifying Melbourne railway stations by colour

The other day my 2.5 year old son added a station platform to his train set, and told me “red station is Footscray, green is West Footscray, yellow is Sunshine, and blue is Parliament”. So how does colour get used at Melbourne railway stations? It appears my son has been paying a lot of attention […]