Here (just a few hours late) is another in my series of ten year old photos: this time, it’s June 2009.
Already the subject of a blog post, was this confusing ad on the side of a bus. Does it mean it’s flexible or not?
Don’t you wish you were not packed into a train on your commute, but instead on your own private train somewhere? I used this photo in a blog about Connex (Veolia, then running the suburban trains) and Transdev (then running Yarra Trams) being replaced by consortiums run by MTR and Keolis – which was announced in June 2009.
There was a campaign on trams around keeping trams and other traffic moving.
…There was also a campaign around rail safety.
As of June 2019, there’s a new bus route 627 that’s just started – here’s a pic of the previous route to have that number – which was very confusing. Since split into the 625 and 626, which helps legibility.
Meanwhile over on the trains, ads for the government’s transport plan had started to appear.
…and Myki machines had started to appear in railway stations. They would finally be switched on at the end of 2009.
3 replies on “Old photos from June 2009”
Is there some kind of fisheye on that shot inside the train? It looks oddly narrow that I thought I was looking at a foreign train. And shame about Virgin Mobile wrapping up their service soon. I actually like them.
@Arfman, it might just be the way the old Nokia N95 took photos? (If you click through you can view the EXIF data)
Of course, we still had Z1 and Z2 class in service back then. Just like our loved 15 year old tomcat we had put down last weekend. We always feel the absence of what we still remember.
When did the first E class enter service?
Other than, the Z1/2 class out, E class in, and PTV livery being applied more, and the many grade separations in the last three years, not much has really changed to the quality of transport services over this time.