Another of my monthly posts of ten year old photos.
Melbourne Central Station – at the time, hybrid Myki/Metcard gates were still mostly in use.
…but new Myki gates were starting to be tested. These would never quite live up to the promise of reliability and consistently fast response times, and only a few years later, the readers started to get replaced again. (Marcus Wong has a similar photo in this post)
Hitachi trains were still roaming around the rail system – here’s one coming into South Yarra…
…and another at Richmond, showing the super-tinted windows they had in their final years.
No wonder they were loathe to dispose of the Hitachi trains, given continued overcrowding on the network. I don’t remember what had occurred in this instance, but not much room to move.
Well, I’m staggered. This solution to a narrow street in Camberwell – rather than simply ban parking on one side, they trust people to leave a path through for vehicles. I presume it works, because the same signage is still there.
Also this month, I was horsing around with Wii tennis.
The new Myer Melbourne had opened in late 2010.