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Far North Queensland 2024

That’s not north! This is north.

A homecoming of sorts

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Far North Queensland 2024

Bananas and sugar cane

Chasing family history in Innisfail

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Far North Queensland 2024

Above the treetops

It’s skyrail, but not as you know it

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Far North Queensland 2024

Flight 702 to Cairns

Escaping winter to the warmth of Far North Queensland

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transport

The train speed myth (again)

The claim that trains to Geelong were faster last century came up again. It’s still wrong.

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transport

Grattan Street gets a road diet

The new improved layout has wider footpaths, protected bike lanes, fewer traffic lanes and less parking.

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transport

Which train on which line?

Recent changes mean that most Metro lines now run only one type of train.

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transport

Metro 2 Fishbend preferred route

You might have spotted this in The Age or on the government’s web site: the preferred route and station locations for Metro 2 through Fishermans Bend have been announced. Rewind a moment: What is Metro 2? I’ve got an explainer I wrote a few years ago, but to summarise: just as Metro 1 is a  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from May and June 2014

So busy recently that I didn’t get around to posting my usual ten year old photos last month, so here’s May and June 2014 combined into one post. The then-newish tram platform stops in Northcote on route 86. Quite narrow, I guess by necessity, but hopefully they do the job. Punt Road traffic. Always bad,  ... [More]

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transport

Free fares: two charts

Free PT continues to distract from the actual reasons people don’t use the system

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transport

Mud, glorious mud

Despite years of regular shut downs on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line, for removal of level crossings, signalling upgrades, power upgrades, Metro tunnel… yet there are still mud holes like this on the line. This can’t be good – not for ride quality, and not for the trains using this track. It’s been an issue for years  ... [More]

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transport

Misinformation x 4

Incorrect and misleading information is rife