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Old photos from March 2011

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago: March 2011. A Hitachi train, still in service (they were finally phased out in 2014) passing the MCG. If you believe the headboard, it’s going to Altona, which seems… unlikely. Myki was just over a year old in Melbourne, and they were keen to encourage  ... [More]

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Old photos from February 2011

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  ... [More]

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Old photos from January 2011

Another of my monthly posts of ten year old photos. Melbourne Central Station – at the time, hybrid Myki/Metcard gates were still mostly in use. …but new Myki gates were starting to be tested. These would never quite live up to the promise of reliability and consistently fast response times, and only a few years  ... [More]

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Old photos from December 2010

Time to wrap up the year with a post of ten year old photos: December 2010. I couldn’t find very many of interest this time, so it’ll be quick. First, here is one of those posters to try and convince people to pay attention and not get caught out by the shortcomings of the public  ... [More]

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Old photos from November 2010

Here we go again – another post of photos from ten years ago. Siemens train carriages have never had enough handholds. …The photo below shows the layout from 2015 onwards: the removal of some seats near the doors and addition of more bars helped a bit, but along most of the carriage there’s still not  ... [More]

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Old photos from October 2010

It’s the end of the month, so here’s one of my regular posts of ten year old photos. First posted at the time, here’s what happens when a garbage truck breaks down. The big thing in transport in October 2010 was the launch of the new “DART” (Doncaster Area Rapid Transit, thankfully a name that  ... [More]

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Old photos from September 2010

Is it the end of the month already? Here’s another of my monthly posts of photos from ten years ago… and this time they’re pretty much all transport-related. As usual, click the photos to see them larger in Flickr. The top of Swanston Street – the Barak Building is yet to be constructed, and the  ... [More]

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Old photos from August 2010

It’s the end of the month again, so time to post more ten year old photos. I evidently went for a walk across the Latrobe Street bridge north of Southern Cross station, snapping these photos of V/Line stabling and facilities. As noted last month, Metro was using platform staff with despatch paddles on some CBD  ... [More]

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Old photos from July 2010

It’s the end of the month, so time for another in my long-running series of old photos from ten years ago. The afternoon sun hits a Comeng train at the old Bentleigh station. This was about 8 months after Metro had taken over from Connex. Note the old colours on the train, with logos covered  ... [More]

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Old photos from June 2010

Continuing my series of posts of ten year old photos… Swanston Street has been closed to traffic since the 1990s… not that you’d know it from the number of cars that drive down there sometimes. At least the big tram stops in place nowadays discourage some of them. (Also note the foreground vehicle blocking the  ... [More]