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Commercialising commuters

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.

Protip - this 'Metro' sign at Southern Cross will NOT direct you to your Metro Train

It'll direct you into the Woolworths supermarket instead

18 April 2016 14:03 PM
Viewed 543 times
(9 times this month, 27 times this year)

'Rent4Keeps' advertisement at Clayton station

22 March 2016 16:17 PM
Viewed 387 times
(3 times this month, 22 times this year)

Dare iced coffee 'All platforms Dandenong station' advertisement at Dandenong station

22 March 2016 12:29 PM
Viewed 525 times
(2 times this month, 35 times this year)

Array of advertising billboards at South Yarra station

22 March 2016 10:40 AM
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(7 times this month, 98 times this year)

Grand Prix merchandise stalls blocking the main entrance to Southern Cross Station

16 March 2016 17:40 PM
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(10 times this month, 29 times this year)

Grand Prix merchandise stalls blocking the main entrance to Southern Cross Station

16 March 2016 17:40 PM
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(5 times this month, 24 times this year)

Grand Prix ticket sale booth cluttering the upper level Collins Street concourse

29 February 2016 12:21 PM
Viewed 459 times
(1 time this month, 36 times this year)

Brisbane Airtrain advertisement onboard a Melbourne train

24 February 2016 18:15 PM
Viewed 587 times
(3 times this month, 39 times this year)

Cleaning inside the advertising panels at North Melbourne station

18 February 2016 13:31 PM
Viewed 415 times
(2 times this month, 51 times this year)

Volkswagen blacks the main entrance of Southern Cross for an insipid tennis themed promotion

21 January 2016 13:47 PM
Viewed 410 times
(2 times this month, 38 times this year)

Dan Murphy's booze advertisement on the Water Tower Clock

11 November 2015 08:47 AM
Viewed 479 times
(8 times this month, 43 times this year)

Bet365 advertising covers Southern Cross Station during the spring racing carnival

8 October 2015 13:31 PM
Viewed 1098 times
(2 times this week, 92 times this year)

'bet365' advertising has taken over Flinders Street Station

16 September 2015 07:55 AM
Viewed 1207 times
(5 times this month, 72 times this year)

Advertising billboards opposite the platform at Nunawading station

6 September 2015 16:18 PM
Viewed 485 times, 28 times this year)

Promotion for the film 'Tomorrowland' in the middle of the Bourke Street Bridge

30 May 2015 08:42 AM
Viewed 536 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 31 times this year)

Rubbish bin outside Flagstaff station, full of unwanted Medibank Private flyers

19 May 2015 08:13 AM
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(6 times this month, 62 times this year)

Handing out Medibank Private flyers at an advertising covered Flagstaff station

19 May 2015 08:12 AM
Viewed 505 times
(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 38 times this year)

'Anzac Appeal' advertisement on the side of a Siemens train

30 April 2015 17:53 PM
Viewed 709 times
(4 times this month, 67 times this year)

Chuggers from Médecins Sans Frontières at Flagstaff station

2 April 2015 08:16 AM
Viewed 541 times
(1 time this month, 39 times this year)

The annual F1 disruption to Southern Cross Station reappears at the bottom of the steps to the Bourke Street bridge

13 March 2015 13:24 PM
Viewed 871 times
(1 time this week, 22 times this month, 79 times this year)

Second day in a row - chuggers representing Oxfam Australia‎ at Flagstaff station in morning peak

12 March 2015 08:04 AM
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(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 32 times this year)

Pack of chuggers representing Oxfam Australia‎ at Flagstaff station in morning peak

11 March 2015 08:15 AM
Viewed 666 times
(6 times this month, 34 times this year)

Lawyer advertising at the Dandenong station bus interchange - cliche much?

6 March 2015 10:50 AM
Viewed 2519 times, 101 times this year)

Chuggers from Médecins Sans Frontières outside Footscray station

In the old days at Footscray getting knifed outside the station was your biggest worry!

10 February 2015 17:04 PM
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(8 times this month, 34 times this year)
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