Posts Tagged ‘transport planning’

An outsiders look at the Melbourne rail network

When people travel interstate or overseas, one of the things they love to point out is how the public transport system is much better than the one they use at home – a case of “the grass is always greener”? If so, what would a person who has travelled on rail systems all over the world think of the Melbourne network?

Werribee-bound Siemens train at North Melbourne platform 6

Photos from ten years ago: August 2007

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is August 2007.

N460 on the North Melbourne flyover

Promoting V/Line to new residents of regional Victoria

From time to time you will see a rail operator going out and chasing new passengers via a marketing campaign – but this campaign by V/Line to new residents of regional Victoria was quite clever.

Quad Sprinters led by 7012 on a down Geelong service at Wyndham Vale South

How V/Line could cater for future growth

Patronage on V/Line rail services has surged in the past decade, with the delivery of new VLocity trains struggling to keep up. So what options does V/Line have other than ‘keep buying more trains’? Let us take a look via the magic of photoshop.

An up Geelong train arrives into Southern Cross only 9 minutes late

Why ‘make trains longer’ isn’t that simple

When faced with a overcrowded peak hour train, “why don’t they add another carriage” sounds like a obvious fix – but unfortunately the answer isn’t always that simple.

Craigieburn line at Newmarket station - no hope of fitting on this train!