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St Kilda Road tram stop works

3 July 2015

In June 2015 new platform tram stops were constructed on platform stops on St Kilda Road at Grant Street and Coventry Street.

Stonyford derailment -September 2009

21 September 2009

On the night of Saturday 12 September 2009 the evening down Warrnambool service hat a pine tree that had fallen over the line, lead loco N452 ended up on it's side and at a 90 degree angle to the line, second loco N456 managed to stay coupled even through it came off the rails. Four out of the five cars came off the rails, the rear two were removed on the Monday, the other three were lifted on Tuesday then taken away by rail on Wednesday.

Stony Point line

19 January 2021

The Stony Point line is an orphan on the Melbourne suburban network, being an isolated shuttle service without electrification. A class diesel locomotives hauling MTH carriages were the usual consist for a decade, until replaced by Sprinter railcars in 2008.

Stony Point line transfers

2 May 2006

Trains running the diesel shuttle service on the Stony Point line run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance on a weekly basis.

Stored locomotives at North Geelong Yard

27 January 2020

In 2009 Pacific National started putting their older P, T, H and Y class locomotives into storage at North Geelong Yard, the units redundant following the downturn in broad gauge traffic and the availability of newer and more powerful XR and G class units. In 2010 more locomotives arrived, taking the collection to Y119, T399, H2, T388, P21, P23, T402, Y171, H3, H5 and Y174. In 2015 the locomotives were sold to Ettamogah Rail Hub, and transferred dead attached to the SRHC depot in Seymour for reactivation.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

5 February 2021

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Stuck brakes on a Comeng train

17 November 2019

On 17 November 2019 Comeng carriage 641M was in the middle of a down Sunbury service when the brakes got stuck on, leaving a trail of smoke from North Melbourne to Middle Footscray, before the train finally came to a halt, shutting down rail services on the line for an hour.

Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop

11 February 2019

A delivery driver headed north up Swanston Street came to the end of the road at Bourke Street, and decided to drive down the bike lane. He ended up driving his van the edge of the tram stop platform, getting stuck on the tram tracks. Northbound trams on Swanston Street had to run 'bang road' to the Flinders Lane crossover to escape the obstruction, with services delayed for 40 minutes until a tilt tray track was able to extract his vehicle from the predicament.

Sugar cane tramways of Queensland

22 April 2015

Across Far North Queensland multiple networks of 2 foot gauge tramways cross the countryside, linking sugar cane farms to sugar mills in nearby towns. Along the way they cross the main North Coast railway via diamond crossings and drawbridges.

Sunbury Bus Service

12 October 2019

Sunbury Bus Service operates bus services in the Melbourne satellite town of Sunbury

Sunbury electrification project

9 May 2015

Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2011 and was completed in 2012. Diggers Rest and Sunbury stations were upgraded, a new stabling yard built at the end of the line, overhead wires were installed above the tracks, and five new traction substations were built.

Sunbury line disruption, February 2019

21 February 2019

Following a fatality on the Sunbury line at Keilor Plains on the morning of 21 February 2019, train services between Sunshine and Watergardens were replaced by buses for the entire morning peak.

Sunbury line disruption, June 2019

5 June 2019

Following a fatality on the Sunbury line at Ginifer on the evening of 5 June 2019, train services were replaced by buses beyond Sunshine.

Sunbury line train stuck at South Kensington

30 December 2019

On 30 December 2019 trains on the Werribee line were disrupted due to a power failure, so Metro sent a citybound Sunbury line train across to the platforms at South Kensington station to pick up stranded passengers. Unfortunately the power was also off at there, so the train came to a halt halfway into the platform, blocking both pairs of tracks!

Sunbury Line Upgrade

27 March 2021

In 2019 work started to upgrade signalling, overhead wiring and platforms to enable High Capacity Metro Trains to operate on the Sunbury line following the completion of the Metro Tunnel.

Sunbury Line Upgrade replacement buses

5 April 2021

Works on the Sunbury Line Upgrade project have seen Metro Trains and V/Line services to Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo replaced by buses.

Sunshine-Albion bike path

24 October 2018

In 2018 the Sunshine and Albion sections of bike paths was finally connected, following the completion of a separated bike path alongside Harvester Road in Sunshine, and the reopening of a disused pedestrian underpass beneath the Hampshire Road off ramp in the Sunshine station forecourt.

Surrey Hills and Mont Albert level crossing removals

12 January 2021

The level crossings at Union Road, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert are being removed by lowing the railway line, with Surrey Hills Station and Mont Albert Station consolidated into a single station midway between the two.

Swan Hill line stations and infrastructure

24 June 2006

Swan Hill station yard and facilities, plus a few bits from other places along the line

Swanston Street tram stop works

19 December 2013

Between May 2011 and July 2012 new platform tram stops were constructed on Swanston Street at Collins, Bourke and La Trobe Street.

Sydney's unfinished underground stations

24 July 2012

Around Sydney there are a number of unfinished underground railway stations: St James, Central and Redfern

Sydney buses

1 September 2017

Buses around Sydney

Sydney Light Rail

10 June 2017

Now known as the 'Metro Light Rail', a fleet of 7 Variotrams operate between Central Station and the inner suburb of Lilyfield along the former alignment of the former Darling Harbour Goods Line.

Sydney Light Rail extension

10 June 2017

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

Sydney Monorail

24 March 2013

Opened in 1988 as a 3.6 kilometres loop around the Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour, it was initially operated by TNT Harbourlink but is today known as the Metro Monorail. The last day of operations will be 30 June 2013.

Sydney Monorail infrastructure

24 March 2013

More than just the trains that run on the Sydney Monorail

Sydney Trains

1 September 2017

Sydney Trains, formerly CityRail, operates the passenger rail service covering suburban Sydney

Sydney Trains bits

31 August 2017

Just bits and pieces of Sydney Trains EMUs, carriages and railcars

Sydney Trains trackwork

31 August 2017

Trackwork and maintenance on the Sydney suburban railway network.

Sydney Tramway Museum

22 July 2012

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

T376 transfer, December 2008

16 December 2008

T376 headed light engine from Seymour to Melbourne on 16 December 2008, after being used to transfer carriages to the Seymour Rail Heritage Centre depot

T400 and S306 transfer to Newport Workshops

On 13 June July 2019 T400 and S306 were dead transferred between G541 and G527 from the scrap row at South Dynon, to Newport Workshops. S306 is now preserved with 707 Operations, but T400 was stripped of parts, then returned to South Dynon for scrapping.

Tailem Bend, South Australia

4 October 2019

Once an important railway town on the Adelaide-Melbourne mainline, now the yard is full of stored wagons, the main action being the attachment of bank engines to trains about to tackle the Adelaide Hills.

The lighter side of...

6 April 2021

A look at the lighter side of rail transport

The Overland open day

5 May 2007

On 5 May 2007 an open day was held at Southern Cross Station, giving Melbourne a first look at The Overland following a $4 million facelift to the carriage fleet.

The Sunlander

22 August 2014

The locomotive hauled 'Sunlander' train travels between Brisbane and Cairns a number of times each week, with sleeping and sitting cars in the consist, along with club and dining cars, and a motorail van.

Thompsons Road level crossing removal project

30 June 2019

The level crossing on the Cranbourne line at Thompsons Road in Cranbourne North is being replaced by a pair of road over rail bridges as part of a road duplication project

Ticketing systems of Sydney

10 June 2017

Sydney uses a disparate collection of ticketing systems to collect fare on public transport: uses magstripe tickets, the multi-modal MyZone system covers much of the network, but each mode also issue their own tickets. T-Card was the first attempt at replacing it was a Smartcard system but failed, with the Opal system currently being introduced.

TMSV - Footscray tour 2012

24 March 2012

On March 24, 2012 the Tramway Museum Society Of Victoria chartered Z3.185 in the Royal Tram livery to run a tram to commemorate the closure of the Footscray tramways.

The route was Brunswick Depot > Lygon Street > Franklin Street > Victoria Street > Royal Park > Showgrounds Loop > Footscray > Moonee Ponds > West Maribyrnong > Ascot Vale > Haymarket > Flagstaff Station > Footscray Road > Melbourne Central Station > Franklin Street > Victoria Street> Sydney Road > Brunswick Depot.

Toorak Road level crossing removal project

13 March 2020

The Toorak Road, Kooyong level crossing on the Glen Waverley line will be removed by building a rail bridge over Toorak Road

Toorak Road West tram diversion works

14 December 2018

To make room for the Melbourne Metro station construction site at Domain Interchange, in June 2017 route 58 (formerly route 8) trams were diverted from Domain Road and Park Street to new tracks along Toorak Road West.

Torrumbarry T class and Hitachi carriages

12 April 2009

At Torrumbarry (on the Murray west of Echuca) are privately owned ex-V/Line diesel locomotive T375 and Hitachi carriages 4M, 97M, 1921T and 133M. There is also a Centurion tank across the road

Tottenham Yard wagon scrapping

30 September 2019

In July 2019 Pacific National started another clean out of the stored wagons at Tottenham Yard. T392 was used to transfer them to North Dynon, where they were loaded onto trucks to be moved to the scrapyard by road.

Town buses around Victoria

8 September 2018

Buses running public transport services in the various towns around Victoria

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

23 March 2021

Commencing in 2010 Train Protection & Warning System (TPWS) has been retrofitted to signals across suburban Melbourne.

Track, rail and sleepers

8 November 2019

Track, rail and sleepers from Melbourne and the rest of Victoria