Posts Tagged ‘wasted money’

Farewell to V/Line’s H type carriage sets

On Friday 2 February 2024 V/Line retired the last of their ‘H’ type carriage sets that dated back to the 1980s, so I decided to go for a ride down to Geelong. Some history V/Line’s ‘H’ type carriage sets were originally built as ‘Harris’ suburban trains back in the 1950s. SLV image H31188. Photographer unknown. […]

Sprinter trains and V/Line platform heights

This is a tale of V/Line’s Sprinter trains, platform heights, and how the two no longer work together. In the beginning The story starts in 1993 when V/Line bought 22 new single carriage diesel railcars for use on commuter services – their 130 km/h top speed saw them named ‘Sprinter’ trains. Weston Langford photo Able […]

Southern Cross Station’s vending machine-led recovery?

Back in 2020 then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison somehow believed that a ‘gas-led recovery’ would be Australia’s solution to our economic doldrums. That didn’t work, but the management of Southern Cross Station is trying something equality as stupid – a vending machine-led recovery. Reheated media release, or reheated pizza? It started a month ago, when Melbourne’s […]

A tree falls for Melbourne Airport Rail

You can’t expect to build a multi-billion dollar rail project without having to chop down a few trees. But in the case of Melbourne Airport Rail they’ve needlessly chopped down a number of trees in Melbourne’s west just because they too narrow minded to adjust their plans. Service relocations at Sunshine The north-east side of […]

Melbourne Airport Rail’s trail of destruction

The Melbourne Airport Rail project might be “paused” but it has already left a trail of destruction across Sunshine. Today’s example is the Sunshine to Tottenham shared path. The works notice that never was The first sign of what was to come was posted on the Facebook page of local state MP Sarah Connolly, who […]