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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from November 2011

Here’s another post of photos from ten years ago… November 2011. These old tram signs from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders Streets seem to have disappeared around 2015. On the bright side, the huge number of tram route numbers in use whenever the signs first went up (somewhere between 1943 and 1962) has been  ... [More]

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Old photos from October 2011

It’s the end of October already… so here’s a post of photos from ten years ago: October 2011. Brisbane – we’d gone up to visit my Dad’s memorial bench at University of Queensland and to see relatives. We had a hotel room in central Brisbane. My practice is to try and book something walking distance  ... [More]

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Old photos from September 2011

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  ... [More]

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Old photos from August 2011

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  ... [More]

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Old photos from July 2011

I’m a few days late with this, but here are some more old photos from ten years ago: July 2011. Halfway through installing Myki barriers at Southern Cross Station for the V/Line platforms. Also at Southern Cross, in the Myki centre (now the PTV Hub), was this interesting sight. It’s just a Myki Machine isn’t  ... [More]

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Old photos from May and June 2011

In my series of photos from ten years ago I missed May, so here’s a combined post for May and June 2011. Balaclava station, the 1981 pebblemix version (which followed a fire, if I recall correctly), before it was demolished and replaced in 2014. The old McKinnon station – with just one Myki reader at  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago transport

Old photos from April 2011

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago: April 2011. Platforms 15 and 16 under construction at Southern Cross. The station is owned and run by Civic Nexus under a PPP. The platforms were to be used by V/Line. But the project to build them was done by Metro. Confusing? Perhaps, but at  ... [More]

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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]