Continuing my series of posts of ten year old photos…
Swanston Street has been closed to traffic since the 1990s… not that you’d know it from the number of cars that drive down there sometimes. At least the big tram stops in place nowadays discourage some of them. (Also note the foreground vehicle blocking the intersection.)
The then Bentleigh station in the fog.
The old CRT screens in the City Loop stations got updated some years ago, as did the confusing mix of stopping patterns on the Dandenong line – a timetable revamps since then have meant they’re mostly standardised now.
Metro (MTM) had been operating for a bit over six months, and experimented with dispatch paddles.
…The paddles didn’t last too long – though to my mind they were more successful than this week’s experiment of one way pedestrian flows at Melbourne Central Station.
Back to 2010. A remnant of the past at Caulfield station. I think this might still be there on platform 1.
Slightly bizarre advertising at Southern Cross Station for dairy products, featuring… (fake) grass on the platforms.
Before we even knew about physical distancing… no chance of it on this citybound train at Caulfield.
On the same morning at Richmond – packed trains and the government advertising that they were buying more.
The public transport system was awash with this type of advertising during 2010. (The State Election was due in November, but I’m sure that had nothing to do with it.)
Also in June 2010: the requirement to touch-off Myki on trams was removed.