Posts Tagged ‘transport’

Farewell to Transdev Melbourne

31 January 2022 marked yet another deck chair shuffling exercise on the Melbourne public transport network – Kinetic Melbourne has taken over the operation of 534 buses on 49 bus routes. This is the story of their predecessor, Transdev Melbourne. The beginning The story starts in June 2012 when the Victorian Government called for expressions […]

On the train to Flemington for Melbourne Cup Day

Today is Horse Slaughter Day, so let’s jump on a train to Flemington Racecourse. On the train Trains start at Flinders Street Station. First stop Southern Cross. Then North Melbourne. Then takes the high level tracks towards the Craigieburn line. Passing over Moonee Ponds Creek. Trains to the Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse run express through […]

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 […]