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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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

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 […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from May 2010

Here’s one of my regular posts of photos from ten years ago. Back when nobody had heard of social distancing, on State Budget day 2010, we all crowded around to do the post-budget media scrum, where stakeholders queue up to give comments for the cameras and microphones. That year included the E-class trams, and new […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from April 2010

Another of my monthly posts of old photos from ten years ago. Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations, on a building in Little Bourke Street… …alongside Canadian PM Stephen Harper’s similar apology. (Both since removed) A rather more pedestrian view nearby: a few months before the Lonsdale Street bus routes got a shake-up with the […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from March 2010

Let’s momentarily distract ourselves from the perils of March 2020 with some photos from ten years ago. Parliament station, back when the old Passenger Information Displays were CRTs with a blue background. They converted the Flinders Street Lane/Spring Street crossing from a zebra to signalised – thus downgrading the experience for pedestrians. There was crowding […]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from February 2010

Here’s another in my series of photos from ten years ago. Lonsdale House was a lovely art deco building, pictured here just before demolition. At the time it was thought an Apple Store might be built in its place – it ended up being the Top Man/Top Shop section of the Emporium shopping centre. At […]