Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Poor planning replacing the City Loop lifts

All infrastructure eventually wears out, and in the case of Melbourne the thirty year old lifts in the City Loop have come up for replacement. However the planning of these works leaves a lot to be desired.

Lift linking Flagstaff station to the street closed for total replacement

Who builds what rail infrastructure in Melbourne?

All across Melbourne there is finally some progress being made on new rail infrastructure – level crossings removals, a new tunnel under the CBD, track duplication to Heidelburg and Melton, and an extension to the suburban network to Mernda. So who is building it all?

Still finishing off the platforms at Ginifer station

Who are level crossing customers anyway?

At level crossing removal projects around Melbourne, ‘customer parking’ signs abound. But who are these ‘customers’ and why do they need parking?

'Alternative Customer Parking' notice at Blackburn station

Why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable?

Last week Melbourne’s rail network ground to a halt after the main control centre was evacuated due to a false alarm – the latest in a growing list of similar outages. So why is Melbourne’s rail control centre so vulnerable to these kind of issues, when other cities seem to keep on ticking?

Alstom Comeng crosses the Cremorne railway bridge over the Yarra, with the CBD skyline behind

Box Hill’s $754,000 footbridge across the tracks

This is the story of the $56.5 million grade separation project at Middleborough Road in Box Hill and a footbridge that was left out of scope, only be to be built later as part of a $754,000 election promise.

X'Trapolis 921M leads an up service under the Middlesbrough Road bridge at Laburnum