Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Destroyed heritage at Clunes station

You’d think that in this day and age restoring a heritage station building wouldn’t be that difficult – but in 2010 contractors managed to screw up a job at Clunes station, sending it straight to the tip. The contract for Clunes station was dated 25 September 1874 and the polychrome brickwork station building was completed […]

Rail staff left out in the cold

It’s coming into a cold Melbourne winter, so it means one thing – railway station staff left out in the cold, waiting to assist any passengers unable to pass through the closed ticket gates. Freezing at Southern Cross Station It isn’t just the diesel fumes at Southern Cross Station causing issues – back in 2017 […]

Upgrading Melbourne’s railway network in the 1970s

Recently I came across a 1973 Bureau of Transport Economics report titled “Review of Public Transport Investment Proposals for Australian Capital Cities“, which listed 16 upcoming public transport projects for Melbourne. But five decades later, how many of these projects actually went ahead? South Kensington – Footscray railway quadruplication In 1973 work on this project […]

Dunny drama at Diggers Rest station

This is a tale of big dollars being spent on an upgrade Diggers Rest railway station, and the public toilet that has never been used. The ‘upgrade’ Once upon a time Diggers Rest station was just a wayside stop on the outskirts of Melbourne. Locals were served by V/Line trains headed for Bendigo. Until 2011 […]

Windsor station and another political promise

A few years ago I wrote about Prahran station and a pitiful political promise, that saw both sides of politics got into a peculiar fight – promising an additional exit at local railway station. Fast forward to the 2018 State Election, and it happened again at Windsor – the next station along the Sandringham line. […]