You’re going to have to trust me on this because it doesn’t show up well in the picture, but this train seen this morning said “ROME” on the back, instead of “METRO”. Evidently someone had been re-arranging some of the letters
By some freak occurrence, last week I found myself travelling on the Upfield line twice in two days — including through Melbourne’s only station named after a superhero. (Or not.)
Eagle-eyed people might have noticed new letter indicators on the platforms at Parliament and Flagstaff. Apparently they’re to help platform staff at the most crowded PM peak locations (Parliament eastbound; Flagstaff westbound) announce which carriages have the most space, though I am yet to notice them do so… and I note these ones are on Flagstaff’s Burnley loop platforms, where they aren’t really needed.
A lot of tram stops, particularly those where the tram doesn’t stop in traffic, are getting platforms. The only catch with this, of course, is that on many of the routes getting them, no low-floor trams run yet, so for the moment it doesn’t help with accessibility. This one is at the terminus of route 64 in Brighton.