Not many blog posts recently – too busy.
So here are some ten year old photos… from August 2011.
Queues to exit Flagstaff station. This was an increasing problem as the number of gates was insufficient. Marcus Wong also tracked this issue, and The Age covered the story the following year, and eventually all the gates were replaced, and increased in number.
A plane over Footscray. Remarkably good photo from a phone, I thought.
The Greens’ Adam Bandt being interviewed at Southern Cross Station about High Speed Rail following the release of the Phase 1 Report by the Federal Government.
Tram number 1011 in use at Luna Park as a party room
Detail of one of the turnstyles at Luna Park
Thomastown station under construction – I was in a small group being shown around by the project team.
We also got to see some of the South Morang rail extension construction that day. Here’s me with a lopsided hat, with our project host Briana (left) and Jackie Fristacky from the Metropolitan Transport Forum.
State Labor took a pledge of a 20% cut in emissions by 2020 to the 2010 election… which they lost. This ad was still up well into 2011. (It could have been mistaken for the target of 20% of trips by public transport by 2020… which by 2007 had been reframed as aspirational aka no longer a serious target – which is why the surge in rail patronage caught them by surprise.)
The “safety zone” tram stop in Swanston Street at LaTrobe Street. Since resolved by the big tram stop outside the State Library (though it’s half a block further south).
One of my pet hates is fare gates that they don’t bother to use properly. This one was at the Elizabeth Street entrance to Flinders Street station.
PTUA often tries to get the Public Transport Minister of the day along to meetings. Here’s Terry Mulder, looking relaxed while preparing to speak to the membership. Some years later, Jacinta Allan attended, and last year Ben Carroll joined us via Zoom. Join today! Picture credit: Margaret Pullar.