I’m a bit late posting this, but here’s one of my regular posts of old photos from ten years ago.
Simpler times. Under the Clocks at Flinders Street.
Back when Metro allowed advertising that directly criticised public transport and train travel.
Queues to exit McKinnon station, despite the presence of an underpass, back before the crossing was removed.
Windsor station during one of those regular flooding events that used to cause problems there. (Pic from Herschel Landes)
Metro’s 2011 timetable was being launched. Big changes included removing most Frankston trains from the Loop, and switching Werribee and Altona/Williamstown to an awkward 11/22 minute cycle during peak hour.
Despatch paddles were in use not just at CBD stations, but also suburban stations during morning peak.
The new Myer Melbourne Bourke Street store had just opened following a thorough renovation.
…whereas the Myer Lonsdale Street store had closed, ready for demolition (at least on the inside) and replacement with Emporium.
Following the 2010 election, calls were growing for a station at Southland. The Baillieu/Napthine government didn’t exactly break any land speed records getting this done. It wasn’t funded until 2014 – a misstep that probably helped them lose office. This is from the Moorabbin Leader – they snapped my pic at the Bentleigh level crossing.
Just mucking about at home.
Finally, do you oldsters remember a time before Google Chrome was the dominant web browser, and they actually had to advertise?