Posts Tagged ‘train’

Filling the gap between the carriages

For many year the gap between the train and the platform has been of concern to safety regulators. But there is another gap that people can also fall down – that between the carriages. Mind the gap This can be seen on Melbourne’s fleet of Siemens trains. The carriages are linked by rubber intercarriage gangeways. […]

Windsor station and another political promise

A few years ago I wrote about Prahran station and a pitiful political promise, that saw both sides of politics got into a peculiar fight – promising an additional exit at local railway station. Fast forward to the 2018 State Election, and it happened again at Windsor – the next station along the Sandringham line. […]

Reopening the second entrance at Lilydale station

Exit at the down end of Lilydale station, now closed to public access

A history of ‘Mount Mistake’ in Footscray

Next to the Western Oval in Footscray is ‘Mount Mistake’ – a massive tangle of road overpasses that carries Geelong Road over the railway lines at West Footscray station. This is the tale of how the bridge came to be, and how it gained the nickname. Taking a quick tour Mount Mistake is a tangle […]

Photos from ten years ago: August 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2010. Scenes that are gone The western skyline of the Melbourne CBD was much sparser. Today apartment towers cover the former Spencer Street Power Station, The Age building, and Australia Post sorting facility. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel was […]