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Melbourne tram bits and pieces

April 04, 2019

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's trams

Melbourne tram depots

January 05, 2018

Trams on the Melbourne network are based out of eight depots: Brunswick, Camberwell, Essendon, Glenhuntly, Kew, Malvern, Preston and Southbank. Additional storage is available at the former North Fitzroy and Hawthorn depots, as well as the Preston Workshops.

Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot

January 30, 2016

Housed in the former Hawthorn Tram Depot, the Melbourne Tram Museum features a collection of 20 heritage tramcars and related tramway memorabilia

Melbourne tram sidings

November 14, 2015

Around the Melbourne tram network are a small number of sidings that lie off the main running lines, usually used to store trams before and after special events.

Melbourne tram stops

April 04, 2019

Tram stops around Melbourne fall into three groups: platform stops, safety zones, and signs beside the road.

Melbourne tram termini

January 05, 2018

Melbourne's tram network consists of 29 regular routes, and quite a number of regular termini!

Melbourne tram tracks

March 28, 2019

Tram tracks, pointwork, junctions, signals and so on from around the Melbourne tram network.

Melbourne tramway squares

August 26, 2018

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

Melbourne tramway traction substations

January 20, 2019

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)

Melbourne tram works

November 27, 2018

Trackwork and maintenance work from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

Melbourne transport murals

Murals featuring public transport, found at at Melbourne railway stations and tram stops

Melbourne Underground Rail Loop Upgrade Project

February 08, 2019

The Melbourne Underground Rail Loop Upgrade Project includes the installation of new platform smoke extraction systems, upgraded station sprinklers and alarm system at Parliament, Melbourne Central and Flagstaff stations.

Melbourne Visitor Shuttle

May 03, 2017

The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle was a tourist-oriented bus service operated by Driver Bus Lines on behalf of the City of Melbourne from March 2006 until August 2017. Originally free and known as the 'Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle', it was renamed 'Melbourne Visitor Shuttle' in 2013, with fares introduced in October 2013

Melton Highway level crossing removal project

December 08, 2018

A road over rail bridge is building built in two stages over the Sunbury line at Sydenham

Mernda Rail

January 20, 2019

In August 2018 the 8 km long railway extension from South Morang to Mernda was opened to passengers, with new stations at Mernda, Hawkstowe and Middle Gorge.

Metcard

July 27, 2018

Equipment and infrastructure for the Metcard automated ticketing system used throughout Melbourne

Metrol

August 14, 2013

Metrol is the main train control centre for the Melbourne suburban rail network

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

January 05, 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

March 24, 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

April 20, 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

April 07, 2019

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.

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

April 13, 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

April 15, 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne despatch paddles

In 2010 Metro Trains Melbourne introduced 'despatch paddles' - an illuminated beacon for station staff to use to indicate to drivers that the platform was clear for departure. The idea was abandoned by 2012 or so, following the removal of platform staff from many locations

Metro Trains Melbourne driver training, February 2011

February 03, 2011

T376 and T369 ran around the network late at night in order to train El Zorro diesel crews on the Flemington Racecourse, Craigieburn and Williamstown lines.

Metro Trains Melbourne first aiders

In June 2010 Metro Trains Melbourne commenced placing 3rd party first aid staff at major stations during morning peak, to assist ill passengers while keeping trains moving.

Metro Trains Melbourne launch

November 30, 2009

X'Trapolis 863M-1632T-864M-897M-1649T-898M was stickered into the new 'Metro' livery for the first day. Held on platform 1 at Flinders Street Station, Premier John Brumby and Transport Minister Lynne Kosky were in attendance, along with MTM management. The train left late because the media were interviewing the politicians, but they ended up being left behind.

Metro Trains Melbourne road fleet

Metro Trains Melbourne has a number of corporate liveried cars for the use of Authorised Officers

Metro Trains Melbourne stuffups, April 2013

April 26, 2013

Over five days over the Anzac Day break there was a shutdown for Regional Rail Link related works at Viaduct Junction. April 26 was a normal workday but with limited platforms available at Southern Cross Station, resulting in all kinds of delays.

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

April 15, 2019

Trackwork and maintenance on the Metro Trains Melbourne network

Metro Trains Melbourne training

April 10, 2019

Training new staff at Metro Trains Melbourne

Metro Trains Melbourne works trains

April 01, 2019

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.

Metro Tunnel HQ

April 04, 2019

'Metro Tunnel HQ' is a visitors centre at 125-133 Swanston Street, opposite Melbourne Town Hall.

Metro Tunnel preliminary work

February 09, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at Arden

April 01, 2019

Site of a TBM launching site, 'North Melbourne' station is being constructed at the Arden urban redevelopment precinct

Metro Tunnel works at CBD North

March 27, 2019

'Library' station is being constructed in the northern end of the Melbourne CBD, and will be connected to Melbourne Central Station.

Metro Tunnel works at CBD South

April 04, 2019

'Town Hall' station is being constructed in the southern end of the Melbourne CBD, and will be connected to Flinders Street Station.

Metro Tunnel works at Domain

Site of a TBM launching site, 'Anzac' station is being constructed at Domain Interchange, beneath St Kilda Road

Metro Tunnel works at South Kensington

April 01, 2019

The western Metro Tunnel portal is located beside the Sunbury line at South Kensington

Metro Tunnel works at South Yarra

The eastern Metro Tunnel portal is located beside the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines at South Yarra.

Metro Tunnel works at West Footscray

April 18, 2019

A third platform and turnback siding is being constructed at West Footscray as part of the Metro Tunnel, to terminate trains from the east.

Mildura line signalling and infrastructure

February 20, 2010

Infrastructure along the Mildura line, all the way along the line through Dunolly and Maryborough to Ballarat

Miles, chains and links

March 30, 2019

Railway stations once had their distance from Melbourne chiseled into the platform face, measured in miles, chains and links.

Mitcham level crossing removal project

January 07, 2014

In 2013-2014 two level crossings at Mitcham were removed from the Lilydale / Belgrave line, when the railway line was lowered beneath Rooks Road and Mitcham Road, with the station at Mitcham also having to be rebuilt.

Moonee Valley Coaches

May 19, 2016

Moonee Valley Coaches operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs

Moreland Bus

December 26, 2017

Moreland Bus operates two bus routes in Melbourne's inner north

Mornington Railway

August 26, 2018

The Mornington Railway is a heritage railway on the Mornington Peninsula, operating along the former Mornington rail line.