Here’s another in my series of old photos from ten years ago – May 2013.
Then Premier Napthine with member for Bentleigh Elizabeth Miller, transport minister Terry Mulder, PTV CEO Ian Dobbs and others, announcing the “Bayside Rail Upgrade” at Bentleigh station.
The northern end of the platform at Bentleigh wasn’t exactly very roomy. But I actually took the photo to capture the hot air balloon.
One upgrade that Bentleigh did get pretty quickly was PSOs. This shows the PSO facility (“Baillieu Box”) under construction. By the end of 2015 it was being demolished again as part of the level crossing removal.
Fare gates at Flinders Street with the original, slow, yellow Myki readers.
Elsewhere on the network, they were not working well.
Flinders Street Station, with its then mustard paint job,
I have no idea why I took this photo. 64 Mb was not a lot back then. Maybe that was the point?
27/5/2023 – this report in MX on my decision not to stand again as the PTUA President. I subsequently took a year or two away, but then got dragged back in! Tony Morton has been President since 2013.