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Recent albums

Occasionally I will add new albums that contain older photos, here are the most recently added. There are 1,165 in total.

Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop

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.

Metro Tunnel works at Arden

September 08, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at Domain

August 01, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at South Yarra

August 25, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel works at CBD South

October 11, 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 CBD North

September 19, 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 West Footscray

October 11, 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.

Metro Tunnel works at South Kensington

October 11, 2019

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

Metro Tunnel HQ

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

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

September 13, 2019

Trackwork and maintenance on the Metro Trains Melbourne network

Water Tower Clock

The 'Water Tower Clock' was Flinders Street Station's original clock. Built in 1883, it relocated to Spencer Street in 1910, then removed in 1967 following the rebuilding of the station. It was restored in 1993 and placed at the Scienceworks museum at Spotswood, then moved to Southern Cross Station in 2014.

Signage at Melbourne stations

August 03, 2019

Station signage across the Melbourne railway network

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.

Melbourne transport murals

July 28, 2019

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

Westall Train Maintenance Facility

The Westall Train Maintenance Facility is located on the Caulfield Group, and serves the fleet of Comeng trains deployed to that corridor.

Craigieburn Workshops

Craigieburn Workshops is a maintenance facility on the the Northern Group, and serves the fleet of Comeng trains deployed to that corridor.

Epping Workshops

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

Bayswater Workshops

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

Melbourne signal boxes

July 28, 2019

Signal boxes that control trains across Melbourne

PTV Hubs

October 07, 2019

PTV Hubs were created in 2012 following the merger of the Met Shop at Melbourne Town Hall with the Central Pass Office and Myki Discovery Centre at Southern Cross Station.

Cootamundra locomotive depot

Locomotives stabled at the depot in Cootamundra.

Melbourne rail network accessibility

August 29, 2019

A look at how accessible the Melbourne railway network is for people with limited mobility.

Miles, chains and links

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

Sunshine-Albion bike path

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.