Two things… new theme on this blog, to change it around a bit. Any issues or opinions, feel free to leave a comment. EDIT: Reverted; old one tweaked. (See comments)
And here’s a batch of old photos from ten years ago: August 2013.
As I blogged at the time, PTV finally started advertising good things, such as the weekend fare cap, and 10 minute train frequencies.
Here’s Flinders Street station in all its mustardy glory, before it was restored to its original colour. (I’m betting the tram destination display is blank due to LED scanning issues. This is still a challenge for photographers today.)
The campaign against East West Link was on in earnest ahead of the 2013 Federal Election. This photo is from a public forum in Newport. Seated are Tim Watts (Labor, now Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs), Sophie Sturup (University of Melbourne, and a researcher on megaprojects), Lisel Thomas (Maribyrnong Truck Action Group), Janet Rice (The Greens, now a senator), and PTUA President Tony Morton.
At a rally on the steps of State Parliament later that month, this now familiar figure spoke – then State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews.
Good advertising for inner-city apartments, pitched at people who value a quick commute.
Also at South Yarra, the Passenger Load Survey peeps were out and about. These were paused during COVID, and given the focus on peak hours (when loads dropped away) that’s fair enough, though with off-peak, evening and weekend patronage growing, I hope whatever data is available is being looked at closely.