This new TV series portrays issues (including transport) from a teenager’s perspective
V/Line’s permanent doorbuster sale
A big V/Line fare cut is coming up next week, and it may see a rapid surge in passengers. Labor promised the change during the 2022 election, and it starts on 31st of March. The cap will be: This is slightly different from metropolitan Myki fares in that it’s a daily cap, not a $4.60 ... [More]
Moving footy crowds
AFL opener at the MCG had a big crowd: 88,084 people. Here’s a quick timeline of the immediate period after the game, and the trains to the northeast. 21:54. Game finishes as scheduled 21:54. Scheduled regular service from Jolimont to Hurstbridge line (Heidelberg) Given the match was a draw, there’s a good chance that very ... [More]
I’m still behind on posting old photos from ten years ago, and catching COVID last week didn’t help. Here’s February 2013. Some motorists love to complain about impact of protected bike lanes. Here’s William Street before it got them. Difficult and dangerous for cyclists, but also demonstrably slow for motorists back then as well. Remember: ... [More]
Services when the Metro tunnel opens
Some good coverage in The Age today of suburban train frequencies. It’s important to boost off-peak frequencies because: The big hope is that the Metro tunnel will finally bring some relief. The project is edging forward. Hopefully the problems seen a few weeks ago are not a portent of things to come. I thought it ... [More]
The dreaded lurgy
The bad news is I finally got COVID. The good news is it seems I didn’t pass it on to anybody else.
Deli Meat Tray
A post about music… and evening public transport.
Patronage: is it coming back?
Newly published data shows how public transport patronage was recovering during 2022.
Exhibition Building tour
Some pics from a tour of the Exhibition Building a few weeks ago. You start off on the ground floor, with the guide giving a brief history. It was interesting to see the building empty – I’d previously been here when it was busy – for exhibitions or to get a COVID vaccine. Here’s a ... [More]
The cover-up: ads on windows
Covering the windows reduces visibility, and shows a lack of respect for passengers.