It’s time for one of my regular posts of photos from ten years ago. Here’s September 2011.
Southern Cross Station – exciting new retailers to slow down your path to the trains, coming soon! To be fair, these were mostly not placed in the way.
You can find a million and one photos of Hitachi trains online… but not so many taken inside them. Here’s one. They lasted until 2014. Note the number of books and newspapers – this was before smartphones took over.
This Myki brochure was a few years old at the time, but by 2011 was a curiosity, as it used the old “Scan on/scan off” terminology from before they realised the readers were so slow they’d better say “Touch” instead of “Scan”. It also explains what the light colours mean.
There was a time when Nightrider timetables didn’t tell you the scheduled time at the stop – just the scheduled time at the start of the route. You had to work out the rest yourself.
Rule 128 is not a new problem.
At Flagstaff. Not Collingwood.
One of my favourite shops in Elsternwick was Child And Adult. Back in the day I bought many D&D dice there, and coveted the Vectrex games they had on display. They finally closed around 2017 or 2018. In the reflection of the window you can also see another now defunct shop: Civic Video.
Southern Cross Station’s passenger information displays. Following getting all the errors splashed in the MX in June 2011, I stopped past every so often to see if they’d fixed them. At this point, they’d fixed some errors, but others remained.
I think I took this photo as I was curious to see if the motorists who exit the car park had a reminder to watch for pedestrians. The law says vehicles have to give way. Plenty of motorists ignore this.
Finally, a tram interior. Possibly a Bumblebee/C2-class? Remember when you could buy tickets on trams? From this angle the cushion design makes the bum rest look like a cartoon character.
There are a few more photos from September 2011 in this blog post from the time, when I bought a new camera.