Posts Tagged ‘transport’

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 […]

A history of segregated tram lanes in Melbourne

Melbourne’s trams are among the slowest in the world, spending much of their time stuck behind slow moving cars instead of flying past with full loads of passengers. Giving tram their own dedicated road space would fix this – and this is a history of Early years The first tram routes predominately followed the main […]

Melbourne tram routes you can’t ride

If you take a look the Melbourne tram network map, you’d reasonably expect that the lines drawn on it are the limits of where you can ride. But there are a number of places across Melbourne were trams can roam but passengers cannot. Secret cross-town connections Melbourne’s tram system is primary a radial one, with […]

Extended and shortened High Capacity Metro Trains hit the tracks

December 2020 saw the first High Capacity Metro Train complete extensive testing and carry passengers for the first time, but today has seen something different – ‘Extended’ and ‘Shortened’ versions of the train have left the depot at Pakenham East on test. The trains The first version is the 10-car ‘Extended Train’. At 227 metres […]