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]
All forms of transport, including gunzelly
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]
No fare rise this January
Is V/Line ready for the promised fare cut expected in March?
How do they remove level crossings?
Underground, overground, Wombling free – counting up how often they use different options for removing level crossings.
Confusing bus routes
What are some of Melbourne’s most confusing bus routes? There’s pretty strong competition.
Southland station patronage
In less than five years, Southland has become the 7th busiest station on the Frankston line
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]
The Big Build on pause
Nothing stops the Big Build… except for the election.
Vic election 2022 policies compared
It’s just a week to go until the Victorian state election, and early voting has been underway since Monday. So how do the major parties compare on transport issues? Labor is trading off its record since 2014, with 67 level crossings removed, and projects currently funded and underway to get that number to 110. There ... [More]
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]