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Which train on which line?

Recent changes mean that most Metro lines now run only one type of train.

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Metro 2 Fishbend preferred route

You might have spotted this in The Age or on the government’s web site: the preferred route and station locations for Metro 2 through Fishermans Bend have been announced. Rewind a moment: What is Metro 2? I’ve got an explainer I wrote a few years ago, but to summarise: just as Metro 1 is a  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from May and June 2014

So busy recently that I didn’t get around to posting my usual ten year old photos last month, so here’s May and June 2014 combined into one post. The then-newish tram platform stops in Northcote on route 86. Quite narrow, I guess by necessity, but hopefully they do the job. Punt Road traffic. Always bad,  ... [More]

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transport

Free fares: two charts

Free PT continues to distract from the actual reasons people don’t use the system

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Mud, glorious mud

Despite years of regular shut downs on the Cranbourne/Pakenham line, for removal of level crossings, signalling upgrades, power upgrades, Metro tunnel… yet there are still mud holes like this on the line. This can’t be good – not for ride quality, and not for the trains using this track. It’s been an issue for years  ... [More]

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Misinformation x 4

Incorrect and misleading information is rife

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transport

State Budget 2024

Some people assume it’s PTV or the transport operators who determine how often your bus, tram or train runs. It’s not – it’s the State Government, and the State Budget is a good chance to see where their priorities lie. Here’s a quick video summary of the Budget: As has been widely reported, some infrastructure  ... [More]

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Armadale

Almost a decade has passed since structural issues were found, but not as lot has happened

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from April 2014

Another in my series of ten year old photos, this time from April 2014. The removal of the Springvale level crossing and construction of the new station was nearing completion, but alongside the new station, some of the old station was still to be demolished. I went to the Williamstown railway museum for a nose  ... [More]

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Bus ride detour

What happens when your driver misses a turn?

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transport

Stopping patterns

The Belgrave/Lilydale line timetable is way more complex than it needs to be

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Walking in Moorabbin

The tragic news of a pedestrian death in Moorabbin should spark action – but will it?