Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Bike lanes and bus stops on Southbank Boulevard

In 2018 the City of Melbourne started work to transform Southbank Boulevard, reclaiming underused roadways to create 2.5 hectares of public space and neighbourhood parkland for the people of Southbank, Melbourne’s most densely populated suburb. Something new Work started at the eastern section of Southbank Boulevard and was completed in three stages. Stage 1 A […]

Ten years since Connex left Melbourne

Remember when Connex ran suburban trains in Melbourne? November 30 marks ten years since they left Melbourne, and Metro Trains Melbourne took over the operation of the suburban rail network. The fall For years the state government had been underinvesting in rail infrastructure, leading to debacles such as the 2008 Oaks Day failure: Connex did […]

Photos from ten years ago: November 2009

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is November 2009. New infrastructure Work on the new platform at Laverton was well underway, with tracks laid but not connected. At Footscray station the new footbridge was starting to look real. But the rickety old timber bridge was still in […]

Moving refrigerated containers by train

Every day refrigerated containers filled with chilled meat, fruit and dairy products are moved by train across Victoria to the Port of Melbourne, ready to be loaded on ships for export around the world. The containers arrive at the rail head by truck, then are loaded onto the train. Electrical cables are plugged into the […]

The train that does the job of 50 trucks

Each day a single freight train does the rounds of suburban Melbourne, doing the work of 50 trucks. So how does 1000 tonnes of gravel slip under the radar?

G521 leads the up empty Apex train through Flinders Street