Posts Tagged ‘vandalism’

On the streets of Sunshine

The sun goes down on Sunshine. Grasslands. Cricket grounds. Smashed beer and wine bottles. Discarded nangs. Dumped shopping trolleys. Filled with rubbish. But the graffiti has a message. Fighting for a Free West Papua. A footnote on the silos The Sunshine Barley terminal was completed between 1965 and 1977, with a total capacity 64,000 tonnes […]

V/Line’s vandalism problem at Albury

Vandalism is a problem that rail operators across Victoria have to deal with, but the spate of graffiti attacks on V/Line trains at Albury station take the cake. Browsing the archives of The Border Mail shows the extent of the problem.

N464 ready to lead the train back south from Albury

Melbourne’s trenched railways are also ugly

This week the Herald Sun ran a piece titled “Suburban sky rail: Spin vs reality”, featuring ugly examples of elevated rail in Melbourne, covered in graffiti and littered with rubbish. For the purposes of comparison, here are some equally unattractive examples of railway lines being sunk beneath the road.

3-car X'Trapolis set on the Alamein shuttles shunts into siding 'A' at Camberwell

Filthy trains and Frankston line pork barrelling

When it comes to public transport, politicians love making promises that they never intend to follow through with – but in the case of the Bayside Rail Project on the Frankston line, the decision to actually pursue the upgrades has led to an unexpected bonus – clean trains.

'Service to Frankston stopping all stations' displayed on the PIDS of a X'Trapolis train

Theft from Metcard and Myki machines

One might think that leaving steel boxes full of cash on an empty railway station platform would be a temptation for criminals – and it is. So how much damage can then do for their meagre returns?

Armaguard crew do a cash pickup at Southern Cross