Posts Tagged ‘train’

Cancelling public transport to inner Melbourne

On Saturday 18 September public transport in much of Melbourne was shutdown on the request of Victoria Police between 8am and 2pm, in an attempt to prevent anti-lockdown protesters attending a planned rally in the Melbourne CBD. The backstory The shutdown was announced at a Victoria Police press conference on Wednesday 15 September. Public transport […]

Another OCR adventure with Google Image Search

A few years ago I discovered that Google Image Search applies OCR to indexed images, enabling it to return results for text that have never appeared online. Well, now I’ve found another example. Some detective work The story started two months ago, when Victorian residents were allowed to go further than 5 kilometres from home […]

Level crossings replacing level crossings

It might seem strange, but as the Level Crossing Removal Project separates road and rail across Melbourne’s railway network, a new kind of level crossing is appearing in their place for a specific purpose – road rail access pads for maintenance vehicles. Road–rail vehicles Many different kinds of road–rail vehicle exist, ready to assist with […]

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. […]