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.
TL;DR: I’m moving my focus off Twitter, onto Mastodon and FB. Everyone who uses Twitter is likely to have their own view on this… Twitter has been really good. A critical mass of interesting people, organisations, breaking news and everyday experiences. But the new owner seems determined to make it his personal plaything, and ruin ... [More]
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
Is it the end of the month already? Here’s another post of old photos from ten years ago – November 2012. Block Place – another location that proves the point that many favourite places… don’t have cars. Ads on train windows, blocking the view. Thankfully gone, but still an issue on trams and buses. Perhaps ... [More]
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]