Posts Tagged ‘V/Line’

V/Line beats Metro for frequent trains in Melbourne’s west

With a name like ‘Metro’ one would think that trains in suburban Melbourne run more frequently than trains to ‘country’ Victoria. But in Melbourne’s west you’d be wrong – V/Line services run more frequently! V/Line to Deer Park Welcome to Deer Park station, located 17 kilometres west from Southern Cross Station. With nothing of note […]

Drinking water at Melbourne railway stations

Coca Cola branded drink and snack vending machines

V/Line football specials for Geelong Cats fans

The V/Line trains and the Geelong Cats have been working together for years. Their home ground of Kardinia Park in Geelong is right beside the railway. Grandstands visible from passing trains. South Geelong station is a short walk to the ground. With a number of sidings available to park extra trains. Many Cats fans also […]

V/Line’s sorry history of inaccessible trains

Since the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1992 transport operators are required to provide equal access to all passengers – but for V/Line they still have some way to go, with a number of missteps along the way. Trouble on the tracks V/Line has a major issue with inaccessible trains. Ray, Warnambool: In […]

V/Line spending big on rail replacement taxis

When trains aren’t running V/Line passengers are used to being packed onboard replacement buses, but there is an even more expensive mode of substitute transport that V/Line makes regular use of – taxis! I first became aware of it years ago when a mate who uses a mobility scooter tried to travel to Seymour on […]