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Melbourne signal boxes

February 06, 2019

Signal boxes that control trains across Melbourne

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

June 18, 2019

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

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

June 11, 2019

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Melbourne suburban Digital Train Radio System

January 20, 2019

The GSM-R based Digital Train Radio System (DTRS) replaced the analogue Urban Train Radio System (UTRS) used for communication on the Melbourne suburban rail network. Approximately 100 base stations make up the system with more than 70 new towered added to cover the network. Work stated in September 2009 and was completed in 2011, with trials of the on train equipment starting in 2012.

Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

June 17, 2019

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

Melbourne tram bits and pieces

June 07, 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

May 27, 2019

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

Melbourne tram termini

May 16, 2019

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

Melbourne tram tracks

June 16, 2019

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

Melbourne tramway squares

June 08, 2019

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

June 07, 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

May 27, 2019

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

May 31, 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

June 02, 2019

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

May 23, 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

May 30, 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

June 11, 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

May 27, 2019

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

June 11, 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

June 12, 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

June 05, 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

June 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

June 07, 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

June 17, 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

May 17, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at Parkville

May 16, 2019

A cut and cover station is being constructed beneath Grattan Street in Parkville, to serve the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital precinct on Royal Parade.

Metro Tunnel works at South Kensington

June 07, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at South Yarra

June 08, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at West Footscray

June 07, 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.