2022 State Election politics has just hotted up on the transport front, and I’ll try and do a blog post on that soon, but in the meantime, here’s another in my series of ten year old photos: this time, August 2012.
The “Melbourne Visitor Shuttle” bus, eventually scrapped in 2017 – it could never compete against the City Circle tram. (It wasn’t a shuttle; it was a loop.)
All the main public transport modes together in Flinders Street near Queen Street. We used this image for PTUA business cards.
A stand-off in Manchester Lane. As a pedestrian, I have no idea what the convention is.
It’s been a while since I’ve been past Werribee Station, but I assume the underpass hasn’t changed very much.
At the time there was a Comeng-like kiosk, which appears to have previously had a Met logo on it.
Out on Comden Drive outside Werribee station was this sign. Presumably it had been broken for a while. According to Google Streetview it was removed sometime between November 2014 and October 2016.
Ripponlea station: A helpful person’s attempt to explain the benefits of registering your Myki card. Obviously not everybody was convinced.
Footscray station’s doughnut van. Note the new pedestrian overpass at left – completed in 2010, then partly demolished in 2013 and extended to fit additional platforms.
A hangover from the Connex days: Flinders Street Station’s Elizabeth Street exit closed at 10pm. This didn’t stop some people using it.
Southern Cross: is it a railway station or a stabling yard? If you’re V/Line, it’s both.
Unofficial last of the tram conductors Roberto D’Andrea at the tram stop outside Parliament House, getting some media attention. An Auditor-General’s report had just found that the cost of fare evasion was more than $350 million per year.