Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Extending the third track from Box Hill to Ringwood

Passengers on the Lilydale and Belgrave lines get the most express services of any line on the Melbourne rail network, thanks to the separate ‘express’ and ‘local’ tracks that run between Box Hill and the CBD. So what work would be needed to extend the track further east to Ringwood? Some history Originally built to […]

V/Line VLocity train emissions

The core of V/Line’s fleet is the VLocity train, the first of which entered service back in 2005. So how dirty are the diesel engines that power them? What’s under the hood? Each train is made up of three carriages, and each carriage has two diesel engines beneath it… A 19-litre Cummins QSK19-R rated at […]

Melbourne trains moving with open doors

Last week The Age published article titled Long delays for justice over teen’s train death – detailing with the aftermath of a 2014 fatality at Heyington station. Initially much has been made of the gap between the train and the sharply curved platform at Heyington. But the real cause was something far more concerning. Moving […]

Metro Trains Melbourne managing overcrowded platforms

As Melbourne grows so has congestion, as public transport infrastructure struggles to keep up. But it isn’t just trains becoming overcrowded – the platforms they stop at are also bursting at the seams – but with much more serious consequences if someone falls onto the tracks. As a result, Metro Trains Melbourne has tried various […]

Stuck fast on a Swanston Street tram stop

Idiots driving through the tram stops on Swanston Street isn’t anything new – but I was in the right place at the right time during my lunchtime walk, when I spotted yet another vehicle ignore the NO ENTRY signs and drive through the tram stop on Swanston Street.

'Yeah, you're stuck'