Old photos from May 2007

Another in my series of ten year old photos.

If you drive out of the car park at Southland, down the ramp from the 2nd level, near the railway line, you may have noticed that there’s a sign there saying to “Give way to pedestrains“. Evidently it’s been that way for at least ten years. Late in 2017 it’ll finally make sense: “pedestrains” are obviously pedestrians walking to the railway station about to open at last.
Southland shopping centre sign typo

Ah, back in the days when Connex ran the rails.
Age headline: Connex fined

This was at Skateworld in Mordialloc. Evidently it had been taken off a train – I’m guessing it’s old Comeng seating, though the seat cushions had been changed.
Ex-train seat at Skateworld in Mordialloc

“Worst fares in Australia”! This was a splash resulting from a PTUA study comparing fares around Australia for different distances into the CBD, which showed that in most (but not all) cases, Melbourne’s were highest. With the 2015 cut for long-distance fares, it’s changed a bit since then.
Age headline: Worst fares in Australia

Here’s the graph for single fares — the thick blue line is Melbourne:
Single fare comparison 2007

And another was done that included a handful of world cities — adjusted for Australian dollars:
International fare comparison 2007

Finally, this was before the wholesale disposal of CRT televisions started. I think the message here is: don’t buy a “Konka” television.
Konka TV dumped

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4 thoughts on “Old photos from May 2007”

  1. 1
    enno says:

    They had trains in Canberra ???

  2. 2
    PaulK says:

    I’m not so sure about the word “old”. From where I stand, 2007 was only yesterday!

  3. 3
    Andrew says:

    I always thought the brand name was Konika, not Konka. Konka is not a good brand name for Australia…..konks out. I’ll put that one in Nissan Cedric file.

  4. 4
    David Stosser says:

    Would be interesting to see those fare graphs with a third dimension, time.

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