Why should only the wealthy be able to afford the discounts?
Another in my series of photos from ten years earlier. Ventura’s Oakleigh depot full of buses, having a nice rest on a Sunday, despite heavy passenger demand and crowding. Since then, most buses running PTV routes have been put into PTV liveries. What happens when you run a red light but don’t make it across. ... [More]
The trains are great. Perhaps unsurprisingly the buses are meh. But it’s the trams that are a real disappointment.
What’s going on with iPhone and Myki?
Am I miscounting? Is there really only one station with all-over platform shelter?
We’ve got family in Heathcote, so I visit there a few times a year. The town is about 110 kilometres north of Melbourne and has a population of just under 3000. So what are the current and past public transport options in a town like this? Have you ever noticed how the main freeways out ... [More]
Suburban Rail Loop was first announced by State Labor ahead of the 2018 election. They romped it in, and the conclusion was that the project had widespread support in the electorate. Despite the cost, it was genuinely seen as a big thinking, city-shaping project. Last week the Coalition announced they’d put the project on hold ... [More]
2022 State Election politics has just hotted up on the transport front, and I’ll try and do a blog post on that soon, but in the meantime, here’s another in my series of ten year old photos: this time, August 2012. Multilingual rhinos! The “Melbourne Visitor Shuttle” bus, eventually scrapped in 2017 – it could ... [More]
The past week has been a blur and I haven’t had time to post here, so here’s a quick one: On Wednesday I was on ABC Radio Melbourne, talking about train seat covers. Why train seat covers? It was inspired by a Reddit post that noticed the Siemens train seats have lots of station names ... [More]
I’m not sure why it’s taken so long to get back to this, but here’s the third post comparing old (1924 and 1974) vs current train timetables. Parts one and two covered the western and northwestern lines. Going clockwise the next lines are the red ones on the rail map: the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines. ... [More]