Posts Tagged ‘trams’

Photos from ten years ago: March 2010

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2010. Build it up Work on the $48.5 million Kororoit Creek Road duplication project in Altona North had just kicked off. Including the replacement of the Werribee line level crossing with a road overbridge. Work on the project was […]

Flawed pedestrian crossings on William Street

During December 2019 Yarra Trams and the City of Melbourne completed a whirlwind of work to upgrade William Street through the Melbourne CBD. But it isn’t just buses that they forgot when building the new tram stops and bike lanes – they’ve screwed up the pedestrian crossings. Pedestrian crossings at major intersections have been widened. […]

Confusion abounds on route 48d to Kew

Every morning a handful of route 48d trams trundle through the Melbourne CBD – but keep your wits about you, if you think they are anything like a route 48 tram without the ‘d’. They might start at the Victoria Harbour terminus at Docklands. And run down Collins Street. But after Spring Street they don’t […]

Photo essay: Melbourne’s four hour tram strike

On Friday August 30 Melbourne’s trams stopped for four hours between 10am and 2pm, while Yarra Trams drivers and customer service staff went on strike over pay and conditions. At the tram stops Signage was erected at tram stops to inform passengers. With messages also being added to the TramTracker screens. As well as being […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2009. Remember flip phones? Telstra was flogging the crap out of them at Southern Cross Station in 2009. Elsewhere on the concourse the suburban train displays were finally switched on, after three years of service from the ‘temporary’ screens […]