transport

New Myki gates – about twice as fast as the old ones

I finally got around to going to look at the new Myki gates at Springvale station the other day. They've also been installed at Mitcham, and will be put in at Richmond soon. From what I'd heard, they are faster than the existing older Myki gates installed in 2012-13. The stories were true. They are faster. Looking at the video frame-by-frame, my totally unscientific comparison shows t

transport

A look around the new Springvale station

The new Springvale station opened earlier this week as part of the $159 million grade-separation of Springvale Road. Yesterday I took a quick look around. Arriving on platform 2, it reminds me a bit of Box Hill, with part of the station being under the road, which means plenty of rain cover is provided. Note the low ceiling, and how close to the top of the train the overhead wires are -- it woul