Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from May 2012

I missed doing the May post in May, so here it is a few days late: old photos from ten years ago: May 2012.

A friend lives in Richmond, and car access is difficult – or at least not for the faint hearted – as the streets are narrow, and there’s almost no parking. This street would be ideal for car-free living.

A narrow street in Richmond

Filming a Trades Hall stunt for State Budget Day

Jellybaby stunt 4

Trams in Bourke Street Mall. Those ads that cover the windows have been a problem for some time.

Trams in Bourke Street Mall, May 2022

A Z-class tram running along Chapel Street crosses Toorak Road.

Tram on Chapel Street, crossing Toorak Road, May 2022

Yet another broken-down escalator at Southern Cross station.

Southern Cross Station: another broken escalator, May 2022

I keep thinking I’ve found my last Hitachi train photo, but apparently they lasted until 2014, so there may be a few more yet. It’s a bit hard to read the platform screen, but I’m betting the train was actually going to South Morang (opened April 2012) but the train couldn’t display that.

Hitachi train arrives Southern Cross Station, May 2012

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

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