A big V/Line fare cut is coming up next week, and it may see a rapid surge in passengers. Labor promised the change during the 2022 election, and it starts on 31st of March. The cap will be: This is slightly different from metropolitan Myki fares in that it’s a daily cap, not a $4.60 ... [More]
All forms of transport, including gunzelly
Moving footy crowds
AFL opener at the MCG had a big crowd: 88,084 people. Here’s a quick timeline of the immediate period after the game, and the trains to the northeast. 21:54. Game finishes as scheduled 21:54. Scheduled regular service from Jolimont to Hurstbridge line (Heidelberg) Given the match was a draw, there’s a good chance that very ... [More]
Services when the Metro tunnel opens
Some good coverage in The Age today of suburban train frequencies. It’s important to boost off-peak frequencies because: The big hope is that the Metro tunnel will finally bring some relief. The project is edging forward. Hopefully the problems seen a few weeks ago are not a portent of things to come. I thought it ... [More]
Deli Meat Tray
A post about music… and evening public transport.
Patronage: is it coming back?
Newly published data shows how public transport patronage was recovering during 2022.
The cover-up: ads on windows
Covering the windows reduces visibility, and shows a lack of respect for passengers.
Dandenong line debacle
After almost a month of major works, including bus replacements for trains between the City and Dandenong and Moorabbin, trains returned to the Frankston and Dandenong (Cranbourne/Pakenham) lines on Saturday 28th January. The works included rationalisation of the junction at Caulfield, points installed near the Metro tunnel eastern portal in South Yarra, and a lot ... [More]
Check your old Myki cards
It’s worth checking your old cards for any left over Myki Money, and requesting a refund or balance transfer.
It’s January, and while lots of people have heard about the City Loop closure, less well-publicised are the shutdowns on the Hurstbridge, Alamein, Cranbourne/Pakenham and Frankston lines… plus more lines in the evenings. Anyway, here’s something related – an expansion of a comment answer I left on a recent post. The question was about how ... [More]
Here’s the last of the ten year old photo posts for this year, covering December 2012. Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that Metcard was finally switched off across the tram network, and Myki became the only ticket available for travel on Melbourne’s public transport. (The Herald Sun has an article on this ... [More]