Time to wrap up the year with a post of ten year old photos: December 2010. I couldn’t find very many of interest this time, so it’ll be quick.
First, here is one of those posters to try and convince people to pay attention and not get caught out by the shortcomings of the public transport service – in this case, the practice of transposal, where Metro suddenly swaps a train to a new destination due to delays. It’s a practice that predates Metro of course, but you’d think if they can’t stamp it out, they could at least do it before the train reaches the CBD, not after it’s picked up outbound passengers. (That’s the promise for the Dandenong line from January 2021.)
As I recall, back in 2010 Back in 2005, Yarra Trams was trialling running trams on Sydney Road to a frequency rather than a timetable. The printed stop timetables shown below might have been a hangover from this – they didn’t have specific times shown. I think this is a good idea, if the frequency is high enough. It can mean that the service can run faster than otherwise possible, which can speed up journeys.
Bikes and public transport make for a winning combination. But I get a bit uneasy about people who push the limits by bringing along a big trailer as well. Perhaps harmless in a near-empty train like this one, but you can see how it would cause problems in even a moderately loaded carriage, by blocking both doorways at once. (Also: Hitachi train!)
There was plenty of interest to mark a year of Myki in Melbourne
Finally, here’s a wind farm near Wonthaggi, from a day trip down to South Gippsland.