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Retrospectives

Fifty-two

Not a transport post, but if you haven’t seen it, the PTUA State Election scorecard is out now. My paternal grandmother was born in Townsville to Chinese immigrant parents. My paternal grandfather was born in China but emigrated around 1900, prior to the White Australia Policy. So that they could travel overseas and be admitted  ... [More]

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transport

Level crossings – November 2022 update

Here’s an update on the state of level crossing removals. I’ve done these lists before: 2020, 2018, 2017, 2014. They’re all based on the 2008 ALCAM list, which ranked Victoria’s level crossings by risk. It’s now pretty old, and rankings would have changed due to different road and train traffic growth, but it’s still the  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from October 2012

Another in my series of ten year old photos, this time from October 2012… Well, except for this one from 29th September 2012, which I missed last month – a letter in the Herald Sun – the time I tried and failed to escape the PTUA! Thanks, Mr Surkitt. Spring Racing Carnival… and a train  ... [More]

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transport

Parking permits and free Myki

If you donโ€™t want a parking permit, you can get a free Myki Pass instead.

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transport

Fare revenue, and fare cut proposals

The Coalition addressing PT fares is welcome, but a more considered fare reform package is really what’s needed.

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transport

Public transport fare caps

Why should only the wealthy be able to afford the discounts?

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from September 2012

Another in my series of photos from ten years earlier. Ventura’s Oakleigh depot full of buses, having a nice rest on a Sunday, despite heavy passenger demand and crowding. Since then, most buses running PTV routes have been put into PTV liveries. What happens when you run a red light but don’t make it across.  ... [More]

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transport

PT to the Melbourne Show

The trains are great. Perhaps unsurprisingly the buses are meh. But it’s the trams that are a real disappointment.

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transport

Myki, iPhone and payment cards

What’s going on with iPhone and Myki?

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transport

Station shelter: mind the gaps

Am I miscounting? Is there really only one station with all-over platform shelter?

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