It’s the end of May, so it’s time for a batch of photos from ten years ago.
I quite liked this ad for iiNet in Flinders Street Station:
I was snapping photos for Tony’s web site “Our Fading Past” (currently offline, but the Google Map is up), highlighting old signs around Melbourne. This classic is in Ripponlea on the side of a heritage-listed pharmacy.
On the 70s-era Z-class trams, you can still find these things. Originally these trams had front-door boarding, so you could have your ticket checked by a conductor. The rear doors were used to alight, and these little screens would light up to indicate you could press the button to open the doors. I think these days most of them are wired up to the Next Stop buttons.
Also arriving on trams: new Myki readers. Myki became active on Melbourne trains at the end of 2009, and on trams in mid-2010, with the touch-off requirement removed to make it work with the slow readers.
Excitement! New screens arrive at Richmond! Evidently some teething problems initially.
At this time, there were still plenty of CRTs around the network. These were at Parliament station.
A visit to the Dandenongs…
…wouldn’t be complete without a photo of one of greater Melbourne’s worst bus stops for accessibility.
A foggy morning at Glenhuntly station
…and here’s a view at the other end of the day from Richmond. Note the lack of platform cover, and the Hitachi train.