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City Loop

March 26, 2017

Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

March 21, 2017

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Pacifc National grain trains

March 20, 2017

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

March 20, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services in the inner suburban area, covering Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station, the City Loop, North Melbourne and Richmond.

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

March 20, 2017

Pictures of V/Line trains and carriages at the West Melbourne Depot and Dudley Street carriage yards next to Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Yard, and South Dynon.

Southern Cross Station

March 19, 2017

Southern Cross Station is the main interstate and regional station for Melbourne. The full set of photos is at my other site, Rail Geelong.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

March 19, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Werribee, Altona, Williamstown, Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield lines that make up the Northern group.

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

March 19, 2017

Photos of railway infrastructure in suburban Melbourne - stations, signals, and such

Commercialising commuters

March 18, 2017

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

March 18, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Belgrave, Lilydale, Alamein and Glen Waverley lines that make up the Burnley group.

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

March 18, 2017

Melbourne's railway network is held together with bubblegum and duct tape - here are examples of the way that it is falling apart.

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

March 18, 2017

Trackwork on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Since taking over the contract to operate and maintain the system, Metro Trains Melbourne have hired wagons and locomotives from CFCLA to operate works trains. Three types of train operate: open top containers mounted to miscellaneous flat wagons for the carriage of spoil, CHOY hoppers to carry ballast, and flat wagons fitted with stanchions to carry rail or concrete sleepers.

North Dynon

March 18, 2017

Located between the main passenger lines at South Kensington and Dynon Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the North Dynon precinct includes the Agency Sidings and the P&O Trans Australia container terminal at 'T' gate.

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

March 17, 2017

Southern Cross Station is the main hub of V/Line passenger services from around the state

Apex quarry train

March 17, 2017

The Apex train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

V/Line around Melbourne

March 17, 2017

Pictures of V/line trains 'under the wires' around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. V/line has a mix of loco-hauled and DMU-run services.

SCT Logistics freight trains

March 17, 2017

Photos of train operated by SCT Logistics from their depot in the western suburb of Laverton. Their main service links Melbourne and Perth, with SCT wagons also attached to Brisbane-bound Aurizon services. SCT also operates shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and a container trains to Dooen near Horsham.

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

March 16, 2017

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

Sadleirs Logistics

March 16, 2017

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Furlong Main level crossing removal project

March 16, 2017

In 2014 work commenced on the grade separation of the Main Road level crossing at St Albans station, with the Ginifer Road level crossing at Ginifer station later being added to the project scope.

Melbourne standard gauge freight

March 15, 2017

Standard gauge lines from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs right into the main freight terminals near the Port of Melbourne

Melbourne rail replacement buses

March 13, 2017

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be caleld in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Flinders Street Station

March 11, 2017

Flinders Street Station is the main suburban train station for Melbourne, Victoria

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

March 05, 2017

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

Myki

February 28, 2017

Photos of bits and pieces to do with the new 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

South Dynon

February 23, 2017

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the South Dynon precinct includes the Pacific National operated Melbourne Freight Terminal and Melbourne Operations Terminal, plus the South Dynon Locomotive Depot.

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

February 23, 2017

Preliminary geotechnical investigation work on the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel commenced in 2015.

Heatherdale grade separation project

February 18, 2017

The railway line at Heatherdale will be sunk beneath Heatherdale Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

February 17, 2017

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

Tocumwal freight

February 16, 2017

Container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton). Originally operated by Pacific National / Patrick PortLink, in recent years Qube Logistics have also operated a parallel service.

Kensington grain

February 14, 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

February 11, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines that make up the Caulfield group.

Melbourne freight terminals

February 05, 2017

Freight terminals in Melbourne include the Melbourne Steel Terminal, Creek Sidings, and the remains of Melbourne Yard west of Moonee Ponds Creek; as well as North and South Dynon on the western side. Further afield are SCT Laverton and CRT Altona, and Austrack Somerton

Melbourne broad gauge freight

January 19, 2017

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Long Island steel train

January 17, 2017

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. Steel is transferred from standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station

Bayside Rail Project

January 13, 2017

In May 2013 Premier Denis Napthine announced the $100 million 'Bayside Rail Project' to upgrade the Frankston railway line, and bring X'Trapolis trains to the route. Two token services run by X'Trapolis trains being introduced just before the 2014 State Election, with the cost of the project blowing out to $115 million.

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

January 10, 2017

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Craigieburn electrification project and train maintenance depot

December 31, 2016

Photos of Craigieburn station, along the electrification works completed in 2007, as well as the later upgrades to the stabling yard and train maintenance depot

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

December 03, 2016

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

December 01, 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

November 27, 2016

Metro Trains Melbourne services on the South Morang and Hurstbridge lines that make up the Clifton Hill group.

PTV Night Network launch and promotions

November 04, 2016

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV' new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

October 30, 2016

Converted from carriage MTH102 by SSR Bendigo in 2010, as of March 2011 this inspection carriage has been used to check up of the status of the overhead wiring along Melbourne's suburban railway network.

Richmond station

August 09, 2016

A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms

Melbourne tramway squares

August 08, 2016

Melbourne has four 'tramway squares' where 1500 V DC powered trains cross the tracks of 600 V DC powered trams on the level. They are located at Glenhuntly, Riversdale, Kooyong and Gardiner stations

Pacific National rescue failed a V/Line Warrnambool service

August 02, 2016

On the morning of August 02, 2006 N452 failed at Warrnambool when it was supposed to lead the up morning service, so A81 was pulled off the freight and used to rescue the train. A79 was then sent back to Warrnambool to bring the freight back that night.

Burke Road level crossing removal project

July 04, 2016

The tram/train level crossing at Burke Road, Glen Iris is being removed, with the railway being relocated beneath the road and the adjacent Gardiner station also being rebuilt

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

March 19, 2016

In 2013-14 new signalling was installed on the Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines, between Kensington and Essendon stations.

Steamrail - Tocumwal, March 2016

March 19, 2016

On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.

Waurn Ponds cement train

January 17, 2016

Since the 2000s the main cement traffic in Victoria is from the Blue Circle Southern works at Waurn Ponds, outside Geelong. The major destination of the traffic was Lyndhurst in the south-east, which last saw a train in 2009, and Mildura and Somerton which saw the cement traffic end in December 2015.