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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.

'Bet365' advertising even covers the stairs

16 October 2013 15:45 PM
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Handing out Mentos gum samples at the main entrance at Southern Cross Station

16 October 2013 07:00 AM
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Handing out free Lipton Iced Tea samples at Southern Cross Station during evening peak

10 October 2013 17:46 PM
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(7 times this month, 87 times this year)

'For rent - $1 a day' advertisement inside a Comeng train

24 August 2013 08:47 AM
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(4 times this week, 8 times this month, 61 times this year)

'Advertising here - $4 per panel per day' advertisement inside a Comeng train

24 August 2013 08:47 AM
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Cruise holiday advertisement - 'There's no Myki in the Mediterranean'

24 August 2013 08:27 AM
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Advertising panels on the platform fence at Newport

17 August 2013 16:13 PM
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Advertising posters, signs and vending machines on the Collins Street concourse

14 August 2013 06:55 AM
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'Advertise your business here' sign at a suburban station, made of corrugated plastic

The phone number - 1300 779 954 - belongs to a company called Ambient Rail who has a contract with Metro Trains Melbourne to place cheap and nasty looking adverts around the network

15 July 2013 08:49 AM
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Handing out free samples of 'Colgate Plax' at Southern Cross Station

25 June 2013 08:56 AM
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(3 times this week, 16 times this month, 128 times this year)

Handing out free samples of 'Colgate Plax' at Southern Cross Station

25 June 2013 08:43 AM
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(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 84 times this year)

I hope in an emergency this congested path isn't the only way out of Melbourne Central station

13 June 2013 17:53 PM
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How much crap can Melbourne Central Shopping Centre shove in front of the railway station entrance?

13 June 2013 17:52 PM
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Melbourne's unmanned railway stations can't have open toilets, but you can buy a coke

20 May 2013 08:29 AM
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(9 times this month, 66 times this year)

Caravan for fast foot joint 'Grill'd' in the station forecourt

24 April 2013 16:55 PM
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(1 time this week, 18 times this month, 119 times this year)

Replacing the advertising panels on the platforms

9 April 2013 08:46 AM
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Grand Prix merchandise stall blocking the Bourke Street entrance to Southern Cross

15 March 2013 08:57 AM
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The second Grand Prix merchandise stall blocking the walkway at Southern Cross

15 March 2013 08:55 AM
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Grand Prix merchandise stalls the main entrance to Southern Cross

14 March 2013 08:45 AM
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One of two Grand Prix merchandise stalls blocking walkways at Southern Cross

14 March 2013 08:44 AM
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The Grand Prix in town means more crap blocking the walkways at Southern Cross

14 March 2013 08:44 AM
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(1 time this week, 2 times this month, 41 times this year)

Out of date advertisement train for the Mornington Racing Club onboard a Comeng - detailing November, December and January race meetings

13 March 2013 08:39 AM
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(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 68 times this year)

Really out of date christmas themed advert onboard a Comeng train

13 March 2013 08:39 AM
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(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 76 times this year)

'Post no Bills' notice by 'Ambient Rail' on a railway bridge

In 2012 Ambient Rail won a contract to place poster advertising on railway infrastructure around Melbourne: http://www.campaignbrief.com/2012/10/the-ambient-group-unveils-refu.html

12 March 2013 18:05 PM
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