Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Did the Kennett Government do anything good for public transport in Victoria?

When most people reflect upon the 1990s Liberal government led by Jeff Kennett, they remember it as a time of ideologically driven cutbacks to public transport. However the truth is a little more complex, with one being able to argue that they were actually setting out to make improvements to the system – for better […]

Change of the (advertising) guard at Melbourne stations

Advertising to the captive audiences at Melbourne railway stations is big business, with multinational company JCDecaux having held the station advertising contract for Metro Trains Melbourne for the past few years. Their staff paste up new posters when it is time to change over the advertiser. As well as replacing the billboards inside motorised panels. […]

Photos from ten years ago: March 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is March 2008. Like most months we start down at Geelong, where I found a stretch of decaying timber sleepered track on the main line to Melbourne. Despite the millions of dollars spent on the Regional Fast Rail project between 2004 […]

Photos from ten years ago: February 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is February 2008. For something completely different, was start with something else I enjoy photographing – aircraft. At Melbourne Airport I spotted something different – a blue painted Virgin Blue jet. A decade ago Virgin Australia was called Virgin Blue and […]

Escalator of fail at Southern Cross Station

How long does it take to fix a failed escalator? For the management of Southern Cross Station this has become a chance to set a new world record, after the escalator linking the Bourke Street Bridge to Spencer Street broke down back in early November. November 5. November 10. November 24. December 29. January 9. […]