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 on CBD trams before the Free Tram Zone, but the worst of it was mostly on the City Circle, seen here in Latrobe Street.
Delayed trains, crowded platforms, on the old then-ground level station at Bentleigh – before the level crossing removal. Who needs seating when you’ve got bike hoops?
The old station had very narrow platforms at the citybound end. It made boarding with a wheelchair trickier than it should have been.
Also at Bentleigh: a bus kneels to assist a mobility impaired passenger to board. This and low-floor designs mean most buses now are wheelchair accessible.
On 6th of March a torrential storm hit Melbourne, causing all kinds of chaos. This is Glenhuntly.
Me in a quiet train moving slowly through the City Loop, trying to snap the signs in the tunnel telling you how far it is to the nearest emergency exit. The distances are odd because they were converted from imperial to metric.
Not something we’re seeing a lot of at the moment: a crowded train.
For those of you reading this in 2020, stay well, stay safe.