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transport

Something went wrong

If you try and browse the PTV web site over the long weekend for a timetable, you might see this: “Something went wrong, please try refreshing the page”. There are two problems here. Firstly, the error is wildly misleading. You can try to keep refreshing the page right through the long weekend. It won’t work  ... [More]

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transport

When is an accessible bus stop not accessible?

I was exploring when I found this very fine accessible bus stop near Yarraman station, in Railway Parade. Two routes serve it, but it’s in a residential area, and is not a major stop. Phillip Mallis’s bus stop patronage map showed it got 8 boardings a day in 2017-19. Looking at the site on Google  ... [More]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from March 2013

Here’s another post of photos from ten years ago – this time March 2013. A Parkiteer Map was published in MX and it was a doozy for errors. A few to see just in this little glimpse. Spelling mistakes, lines in the wrong place, lines strung together… it had it all. A Hitachi train arrives  ... [More]

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transport TV

Now arriving at Footscray

This new TV series portrays issues (including transport) from a teenager’s perspective

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transport

V/Line’s permanent doorbuster sale

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]

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transport

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]

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from February 2013

I’m still behind on posting old photos from ten years ago, and catching COVID last week didn’t help. Here’s February 2013. Some motorists love to complain about impact of protected bike lanes. Here’s William Street before it got them. Difficult and dangerous for cyclists, but also demonstrably slow for motorists back then as well. Remember:  ... [More]

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transport

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]

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Health

The dreaded lurgy

The bad news is I finally got COVID. The good news is it seems I didn’t pass it on to anybody else.

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music transport

Deli Meat Tray

A post about music… and evening public transport.

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