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Photos from ten years ago transport

Old photos from December 2013

Here’s another in my series of old photos from ten years ago – December 2013. Upgraded lighting at bus stops? Alas no – it was just an antique shop display adjacent to a bus stop. A less glamorous stop: the Elizabeth Street tram terminus – still lacking platform stops even in 2023. It was less  ... [More]

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Going green Home life

Kitchen renovation

I finally renovated my kitchen, and now my house is gas-free

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Melbourne

Unfamiliar angle

Very busy at the moment, not much time for blogging. This is an unfamiliar angle very nearby to a spot that many people in Melbourne might know. Can you guess where it is? If I zoom out a bit (same angle, different photo/day), you might be able to spot a clue in the top right.  ... [More]

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transport

PT patronage across Australia

Spotify’s recent “Wrapped” release of listening data prompted the American Public Transit Association to release a “TransitWrapped” graphic highlighting the busiest US transit systems. They also did a version for Canada. I was asked how this would look for Australia, so I’ve found the data for 2022-23, for the biggest capital cities with rail services.  ... [More]

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transport

T junction lights

Even this brand new set of traffic lights prioritises non-existent traffic over pedestrians

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from November 2013

Another in my regular series of posts of photos from ten years ago: covering November 2013. Train patronage was surging at this time, and it was obvious to passengers, with overcrowding at peak times. So with the crowding in mind, what was this new development at Flinders Street station? Additional capacity by reinstating platform 11?  ... [More]

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transport

G Class tram mock-up

New tram design arriving soon

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Consumerism

The secret door

(Not a transport post) If you’re looking on the shelf for something at Bunnings and you can’t find it, in some aisles there’s a secret door that might help.

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transport

Nearly $200m on Myki cards

Funds held on Myki cards have been steadily increasing, much on expired cards.

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transport

Fare revenue and patronage recovery

Public transport patronage and revenue are recovering fast, but are still not back at 2019 levels

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music

Analysing Macca’s set list

No surprise, lots of Beatles

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Photos from ten years ago

Old photos from October 2013

Another in my series of photos from ten years ago: October 2013. Travellers Aid had a fundraiser selling Myki card holders. I love the design of the top of the crown. Works in Elizabeth Street didn’t stop cars coming through the Bourke Street Mall, but it did stop them continuing westward, causing tram delays. …and  ... [More]