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V/Line, suburban, freight and heritage trains, and train station in Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs

El Zorro grain trains

6 March 2013

El Zorro operates a number of grain trains inside and through Victoria, on both broad and standard gauges, using a mix of hired locomotives and wagons

Epping Workshops

20 January 2019

Epping Workshops is the only maintenance facility on the Clifton Hill Group, and serves the fleet of X'Trapolis trains deployed to that corridor.

Essendon Depot

21 October 2020

Essendon Depot on Mount Alexander Road, Travancore supplies trams to routes 57‎, ‎58‎, ‎59‎, ‎82.

Essendon rail replacement buses

7 September 2018

Buses replaced Craigieburn line trains throughout 2018, to allow work to be completed on the Buckley Street level crossing removal project. Trains terminated at Essendon station, connecting with buses towards the city.

Evacuating a failed V/Line train at Albion, November 2015

26 November 2015

On November 26, 2015 a down Bendigo train failed outside Albion station, blocking the Sunbury line for hours. Eventually the V/Line train was limped into the platform at Albion, allowing passenger to wait for buses, with the suburban train behind being eventually evacuated as well

Evacuating Metrol

18 June 2015

On 18 June 2015 the Metrol train control centre was evacuated due to a false fire alarm, which resulted in every train in Melbourne having to stop for 15 minutes until train controllers could return.

Failing infrastructure at Southern Cross Station

14 February 2020

Southern Cross Station was only finished a decade ago, but the building is already starting to fall apart

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

24 October 2020

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

Farewell Hitachi Train Tour, April 2014

12 April 2014

On April 12, 2014 the Elecrail division of Steamrail ran a Farewell Hitachi Train Tour around the Melbourne suburbs with 288M-1979T-287M + 274M-1909T-273M. Starting at Craigieburn, the tour headed into the city via the Northern Loop, out to South Morang via the Clifton Hill Loop, then out to Sunbury and back via the Northern Loop, then finally back to Craigieburn.

Flagstaff station police operation, May 2019

28 March 2019

On 28 March 2019 someone onboard a train mistook a busker with a didgeridoo for someone with a rifle, sparking a full blown police response that shut down the entire City Loop for morning peak.

Flemington Racecourse line

5 November 2019

The Flemington Racecourse line is a short branch off the Broadmeadows line in the inner north-west of Melbourne. It is used for special events at the Flemington racecourse and the showgrounds.

Flinders Street Station

4 April 2020

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

Flinders Street Station upgrade

2 December 2019

In February 2015, the State Government announced a $100 million investment to repair the exterior of the station’s administration building as well as improve access and facilities for commuters. Work started in late 2015 and is due for completion in 2018.

Flinders Street Viaduct

22 February 2020

The Flinders Street Viaduct is made up of six tracks of varying ages, linking Flinders Street Station to Southern Cross Station and forming the main link between the eastern and western parts of the Victorian rail network.

Flipped truck under the Flinders Street Viaduct

1 February 2016

On 1 February 2016 an overheight truck attempted to pass under the Flinders Street Viaduct at Spencer Street but failed, ending up sideways.

Flooded platform at Ascot Vale

11 March 2014

First it leaked, and then it burst - that's what happened to a water main beneath the platform at Ascot Vale station.

Footbridges between Flinders Street and Richmond

12 February 2013

Between Flinders Street Station and Richmond a number of footbridges cross the rail corridor.

Furlong Main level crossing removal project

19 February 2020

In 2015 work commenced on the grade separation of the Main Road level crossing at St Albans station, with the Furlong Road level crossing at Ginifer station later being added to the project scope.

Furlong Main rail replacement buses

11 March 2017

Buses replaced Sunbury line trains from 2015 to 2017 to allow work to be completed on the Furlong Main level crossing removal project, with trains terminating at Sunshine.

Galvin train crash, August 2014

18 November 2014

On August 22 2014 an empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.

Glenhuntly Depot

5 February 2012

Glenhuntly Depot on Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South supplies trams to routes 3, 64 and 67.

Great Southern Rail - Southern Spirit

13 February 2011

A very expensive rail cruise operated by Great Southern Rail, running on various routes around Australia a few times a year between 2010 and 2012.

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

24 March 2020

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

HCMT CCTV testing at Cheltenham

19 May 2018

On 19 May 2018 a Comeng train was sent to Cheltenham platform 1 and had multiple CCTV cameras taped to the outside, apparently testing something new as part of the High Capacity Metro Train project.

HCMT set 5 transfer, September 2019

20 September 2019

On the morning of 20 September 2019 the fifth High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with B75 and T385 in the lead, followed by a mix of SSR flat wagons loaded with empty spoil containers, then by P18, P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

HCMT set 6 transfer, September 2019

30 September 2019

On the morning of 30 September 2019 the sixth High Capacity Metro Train set was transferred from the Downer facility at Newport Workshops to the future HCMT depot at Pakenham East. Southern Shorthaul Railroad ran the transfer, with S312 and T385 in the lead, followed by a mix of SSR flat wagons loaded with empty spoil containers, then by P18, P17, generator van BVDY51, and finally the HCMT set. The emergency brake was operational onboard the new train, but the ECP service brake was not, hence additional braking wagons were required to accompany the movement.

Heatherdale level crossing removal project

24 March 2018

The railway line at Heatherdale will be sunk beneath Heatherdale Road, with a new station build on the other side of the level crossing

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project

14 December 2019

The High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project (previously the Cranbourne Pakenham Line Upgrade project) is being delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Authority to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. The work includes track duplication on the Cranbourne line at Dandenong South, minor platform extensions, and the replacement of signalling, overhead wires and traction substations along the Cranbourne and Pakenham railway lines.

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade rail replacement buses

11 January 2019

The High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project is upgrading the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to support the new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet. As a result Metro Trains and V/Line rail services have needed to be replaced by buses.

High Capacity Metro Trains at Newport Workshops

1 January 2020

The new High Capacity Metro Train (HCMT) fleet is being assembled by Downer at the Newport Workshops in Melbourne's west, with the body shells assembled by CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles in China.

Hitachi transfer, September 2015

10 October 2015

After being withdrawn from service and stored at Macaulay, the trio of Hitachi trains have been reactivated and transferred to Newport Workshops awaiting their final fate

Hump Yard and West Tower

Located between the main passenger lines and Victoria Dock, Melbourne Yard has been swallowed up by the Dockland redevelopments. The hump itself is the last bit left, located between the Melbourne Steel Terminal and North Melbourne station

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

20 January 2019

The Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade is duplicating the section of single track between Heidelberg and Rosanna, raising the railway line over Lower Plenty Road, and rebuilding Rosanna station.

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

24 October 2020

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.

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

19 March 2016

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

Kew Depot

8 September 2019

Kew Depot on at the corner of Barkers Road and High Street, Kew supplies trams to route 48, 78 and 109.

Kew Depot centenary

25 June 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Kew line

17 August 2005

Photos of the remnants of the Kew Line in Melbourne, a two station branch from Hawthorn station that closed in the 1950s.

Long Island steel train

27 January 2020

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. The steel is transferred from broad to standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon. In 2015 this facility replaced the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station.

Lynbrook station construction

14 January 2012

A new railway station on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park.

Macaulay Light Repair Centre

25 April 2019

The Macaulay Light Repair Centre is located off at Upfield line at North Melbourne, and is used for the stabling of trains as well as light repairs.

Malvern Depot

19 March 2017

Malvern Depot off Glenferrie Road in Armadale supplies trams to routes 5, 6, 16, 58 and 72.

Manildra sugar train

20 November 2018

Manildra Group moves sugar by rail from their plant in Grafton in NSW to their sidings at North Dynon in Melbourne. NGGF hopper wagons are used, which are attached to Pacific National intermodal or steel services.

Melbourne broad gauge freight

8 February 2020

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

Melbourne by night

25 January 2007

A look at Melbourne after the trains stop running...

Melbourne electric multiple unit interiors

5 November 2019

Interior views of Melbourne's electric multiple unit trains.

Melbourne freight terminals

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 rail replacement buses

24 October 2020

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

Melbourne signal boxes

12 December 2019

Signal boxes that control trains across Melbourne

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

24 October 2020

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

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