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transport

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]

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transport

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.

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transport

Building skyrail while the trains keep running

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]

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Photos from ten years ago transport

Old photos from December 2012

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]

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transport

Boxing Day buses at Chadstone, 2022

Boxing Day is probably the single busiest shopping day of the year at many of the big department stores and shopping centres, and I’ve taken a look at Chadstone and how its public transport copes several times in recent years: 2019; 2018; 2017. I went for a look again this year. From what I can  ... [More]

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transport

No fare rise this January

Is V/Line ready for the promised fare cut expected in March?

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transport

How do they remove level crossings?

Underground, overground, Wombling free – counting up how often they use different options for removing level crossings.

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transport

Confusing bus routes

What are some of Melbourne’s most confusing bus routes? There’s pretty strong competition.

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transport

Southland station patronage

In less than five years, Southland has become the 7th busiest station on the Frankston line

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Politics and activism transport

Vic election 2022 wrap-up

Some random thoughts on the State Election result. Labor is back in government for a 3rd term, winning at least 52 seats, perhaps only down slightly from the last “Danslide” election. It underscores for me that despite widespread predictions of a COVID-19 backlash against the government, and Dan Andrews specifically, most people – even if  ... [More]

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