It’s the end of the month again, so time to post more ten year old photos.
I evidently went for a walk across the Latrobe Street bridge north of Southern Cross station, snapping these photos of V/Line stabling and facilities.
As noted last month, Metro was using platform staff with despatch paddles on some CBD platforms. This notice was at Flagstaff – platform 3, which has the heaviest PM peak loads at trains leave the City heading for the Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield lines.
Looking back, I can’t help feeling that there was way too much visual clutter on the Myki vending machines back then. Things did improve over time.
Remember the bad old days at Clayton, when Clayton Road used to clog up, delaying your bus because so many trains were rolling through the level crossing?
Here’s the old railway station at Clayton. Since then the crossing has been removed and the station replaced by skyrail.
Is this photo transport-related? Yes, in a way. I was at the footy as a guest of Metro, doing a bit of networking with their people – and the other guests, many of whom were journalists. Collingwood beat Essendon.
After the game, joining the queues of people entering Richmond station. Since then they’ve opened up the Swan Street entrance on the other side, and now encourage people for some lines to use the bridge across the tracks to get there. A longer walk, but less waiting.
Welcome to Melbourne. The Skybus queue and ticket booth at the Airport – snapped while I was there picking up my Uncle, who had flown in for my Dad’s funeral.
Bustitution at Footscray station during rail works.
The view from the Footscray station overpass towards the City. The overpass had opened in April 2010, but would be partially rebuilt for the Regional Rail Link project.
Me at 40. (Yes, it was my 50th birthday last week. What a strange time to celebrate a landmark birthday.)