Another in my series of ten year old photos, this time from October 2012…
Well, except for this one from 29th September 2012, which I missed last month – a letter in the Herald Sun – the time I tried and failed to escape the PTUA! Thanks, Mr Surkitt.
Spring Racing Carnival… and a train completely covered by ads for betting. Since then, ads covering the windows on trains have been banned… but not on trams and buses. I guess they’re too profitable.
Back before the trains and (some) trams ran all night on weekends, there was the Nightrider network of buses. The big issue with them was the routes were different to daytime routes, so most people didn’t understand where they ran. They were more frequent than the hourly trains though.
I assume I took this photo to mark that King Street in the CBD had finally had its speed limit dropped from 60 to 40… because… well, it’s in the CBD, where cars should not be the priority.
I visited Camberwell station for this blog post poking fun at those wanting it preserved in its current decrepit, non-accessible state. Here’s a photo I didn’t use. What’s a “fixed wheelchair ramp”? Presumably one of those humps they place on the platforms for level boarding.
Remember the Myki Mates? A temporary workforce in blue uniforms to help people figure out the Myki machines.
And some of them visited tram stops. In this case I assume they were explaining that you’d no longer be able to buy tickets on trams… and by the way, this tram stop doesn’t have a ticket machine either.
While ticket machines were disappearing from trams, PTV had this fare evasion campaign going on.
Finally, here’s the Melbourne Star observation wheel – being disassembled after structural defects were found in it shortly after opening. It was put back together again and re-opened in 2013, but then closed again in 2021. It’s now disused, but waiting again for disassembly.