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Old photos from February 2014

It’s end of the month, so here’s another batch of photos from ten years ago: February 2014. The State Election was 7 months away, and Labor launched its “Homesafe” all-night weekend public transport initiative. They won, and this was introduced as PTV’s Night Network. The Bumblebee trams were still in their yellow livery from their  ... [More]

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Tay Tay at the ‘G

Lessons for the every day

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transport

Dumb Ways

I thought these guys were dead. But there they were, large as life in the Bourke Street Mall on Valentine’s Day – which probably explains the balloons. Why? Honestly I don’t know, but the characters went way beyond the originals after the franchise was sold off in 2021 – almost to ridiculous extremes. Anybody want  ... [More]

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501 shuttle to Donnybrook

Sorry, it’s quiet on the blog due to being so busy. I’ve got a bunch of half-written drafts, but will try and finish some of them soon. Another x01 shuttle service has joined the fold. So far we have: Bus routes 701 (Bentleigh to Oakleigh) and 901 (Frankston to Airport) aren’t shuttles. There is currently  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago transport

Old photos from January 2014

Another on my series of photos from ten years ago: January 2014. What a stupid place to park – right in the middle of the tram stop Signs of climate change were evident in 2013. It’s not getting any better. Technically this was December 2013 – we had gone to the early fireworks. Plenty of  ... [More]

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Caulfield interchange needs to improve

Changing trains at Caulfield is about to become a lot more common

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Food'n'drink Going green Home life

Disconnecting the gas

In some parts of Australia, removing a gas connection is complicated. Thankfully for me it was a smooth process.

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transport

The next trains from Arden

The screens are on but nobody’s home

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transport

PT patronage per capita

Comparing public transport patronage in Australia’s capital cities – and also – how much do people use buses?

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transport

Fares increasing by 6% for 2024

It’s a CPI rise, but it means Melbourne still has the most expensive short trips in the country

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Photos from ten years ago transport

Old photos from December 2013

Here’s another in my series of old photos from ten years ago – December 2013. Upgraded lighting at bus stops? Alas no – it was just an antique shop display adjacent to a bus stop. A less glamorous stop: the Elizabeth Street tram terminus – still lacking platform stops even in 2023. It was less  ... [More]

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Going green Home life

Kitchen renovation

I finally renovated my kitchen, and now my house is gas-free