Categories
transport

Good news! We now have an airport train. At least, that’s what the sign says.

That’s definitely a train icon on that sign, right?

This way to the Airport Express train

(Southern Cross station, Bourke Street bridge)

PS. Reminds me a bit of Metro’s “emergency” gate.

15 replies on “Good news! We now have an airport train. At least, that’s what the sign says.”

Except that it’s in a train station, I would have said it was a picture of a 1950’s TV.

Well that just makes it like a lot of other V/Line train services – where the train is really a bus…

Looks like it was made in the overly-optimistic spirit of the old Comeng and Hitachi destination rollers with Melton, East Doncaster, Baxter, Coldstream, etc on them!

As non-Victorian I would follow that sign expecting a train that goes to the airport, yes.

And here I thought an “Airport Express” was an Apple Wi-Fi Router! lol!

Or, maybe the sign is supposed to direct a person to the train for Lara so that one can get to Avalon?

For Sandra … The Skybus will be the best way. Check out http://www.skybus.com.au for info and current ticket options.

This is wishful thinking, but … if Myki does become available to use on SkyBus by November 2012, you could have the option to:

– Purchase a Myki Visitor Pack at the Airport (if the product gets released to tourists by November – it was supposed to be released in July) see http://www.myki.com.au/About-myki/myki-visitor-pack;

– Top up your Myki {you’ll need enough credit to cover a Skybus Fare} at the Airport (subject to a Myki Top-Up Machine becoming available at the Airport) see http://www.myki.com.au/How-to-use/Topping-up

– Catch a SkyBus to Southern Cross Station and use your new Myki to “Touch On” see http://www.myki.com.au/How-to-use/Touching-on—Touching-off

If that all seems complicated – I thought this video would help you, but, it seems more inclined to show you what a great tourist destination Melbourne is instead … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9SzhUIxZvI

@Sandra, the easiest/quickest way is Skybus (though it’s more expensive than regular public transport). http://www.skybus.com.au/

If you’re on a tight budget, regular bus 500 or 901 from the airport (but you’ll have to hunt around to find the stop) to Broadmeadows station, then suburban train.

If you’ve got a group of 3+ people, a taxi may be cheaper than Skybus. Taxi fare estimator: http://www.transport.vic.gov.au/taxis/customers/taxi-fare-estimator

The airport west tram is west of essendon airport, not tullamarine airport. The motorway goes right past the tram terminus. I think it is about 6 km.

Southern Cross Station has a vew examples of poor singage. One is their monitors directing vline punters to “TRAIN VL32 PAST THE BRIDGE” (for example) – when the trains do not have VL32 written on them anywhere… it is pure gunzel-speak for the set of three cars numbered something like 3211, 3212 and 3212. They are not very customer focussed down there.

Comments are closed.