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Pacifc National grain trains

24 March 2020

Grain is a major freight traffic in Victoria, but drought has cut the level of traffic in recent years. Trains operate on both broad and standard gauges, with the main destinations being export terminals at Melbourne and Geelong, as well as Portland, and a number of domestic flour mills

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

V/Line - Regional Rail Link

23 March 2020

V/Line trains using the new Regional Rail Link tracks that have progressively come into use since December 2013.

Pacific National - Melbourne standard gauge freight

21 March 2020

Pacific National standard gauge intermodal services from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs into the Melbourne Freight Terminal at South Dynon.

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

18 March 2020

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

18 March 2020

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

Bikes at Melbourne stations

18 March 2020

Bike parking or lack thereof at Melbourne railway stations

Commercialising commuters

17 March 2020

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

Comeng Life Extension project

17 March 2020

The Comeng Life Extension project commenced in 2017 to update the interior and exterior of Melbourne's fleet of Comeng trains in order to keep them in service until 2022-27.

Sadleirs Logistics

16 March 2020

Sadleirs Logistics move freight by rail with their fleet of RLSY louvre vans, attached to Pacific National intermodal services.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

13 March 2020

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

Melbourne suburban passenger information displays

13 March 2020

Next train displays at Melbourne suburban railway stations.

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

13 March 2020

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

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

9 March 2020

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.

Newport Workshops: Downer Group and Siemens Rail

9 March 2020

Newport Workshops is the main railway heavy repair and maintenance facility in Melbourne. The eastern side is occupied by EDI Rail and Siemens, while the older buildings in West Block are occupied by heritage operators Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations. The East Block is used as storage by VicTrack. Photos include some from a tour of the EDI section featuring the locomotive, bogie and wheel shops.

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

9 March 2020

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

Newport Workshops: Steamrail and 707 Operations

9 March 2020

Steamrail Victoria and 707 Operations have a large rolling stock fleet based at the West Block of Newport Workshops in Melbourne

Myki

6 March 2020

Photos of bits and pieces to do with Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

Southbank Depot

6 March 2020

Southbank Tram Depot located on the Port Melbourne light rail line supplies trams to route 12, 30, 35 and 96.

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

6 March 2020

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 works trains

6 March 2020

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.

V/Line around Melbourne

28 February 2020

Pictures of V/line trains 'under the wires' around Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. V/line has a mix of loco-hauled and DMU-run services.

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 Ginifer Road level crossing at Ginifer station later being added to the project scope.

Qube Logistics Apex quarry train

17 February 2020

The Apex train carries gravel and other quarry products from Kilmore East on the North East line, to Westall in south-eastern Melbourne, Brooklyn in western Melbourne, and North Shore in Geelong. Originally operated by Freight Australia then Pacific National, in 2016 Qube Logistics won the contract.

TramTracker across Melbourne

14 February 2020

tramTRACKER screens across the Melbourne tram and rail networks provides real time departure and disruption information to passengers.

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

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

14 February 2020

Southern Cross Station is the main hub of V/Line passenger services from around the state

Metro Tunnel rail replacement buses - Caulfield group

14 February 2020

Works on the Metro Tunnel portal at South Yarra have required Metro Trains services on the Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston and Sandringham lines to be replaced by buses between Parliament, Caulfield and Elsternwick, as well as V/Line services to Gippsland.

Myki failures and breakdowns

12 February 2020

A galley of the many ways that Melbourne's 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system can let passengers down.

Night Network Melbourne

10 February 2020

'Night Network' is the brand name for all night trains and trams across Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a revamped Nightrider bus service.

Melbourne broad gauge freight

8 February 2020

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

Southern Cross Station

7 February 2020

Southern Cross Station is the main interstate and regional station for Melbourne. The full set of photos is at my other site, Rail Geelong.

City Loop

5 February 2020

Stations and trains around the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop (Parliament, Melbourne Central, and Flagstaff stations)

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.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

21 January 2020

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

Flinders Street Station

21 January 2020

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

V/Line workshops, yards and shunting

17 January 2020

Pictures of V/Line trains and carriages at the West Melbourne Depot and Dudley Street carriage yards next to Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Yard, and South Dynon.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

15 January 2020

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

Poor service from V/Line

15 January 2020

Clutching failure from the jaws of success - that's the V/Line way.

PTV Hubs

10 January 2020

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.

V/Line to Bacchus Marsh

4 January 2020

Photos of the V/Line services that run to Bacchus Marsh, taken between there and the end of the wires back at Sunshine. As well as boring old VLocities and Sprinters, loco hauled trains with A, P and N classes are also used in peak times.

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.

Crumbling station building at Armadale

24 December 2019

A look at the crumbling citybound station kiosk at Armadale station on the Frankston/Dandenong lines, where everything is falling apart and ready to fall down onto the platform below.

Stony Point line

24 December 2019

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. Trains running the service run empty cars between Frankston and Southern Cross for maintenance

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.

Melbourne signal boxes

12 December 2019

Signal boxes that control trains across Melbourne

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

9 December 2019

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

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

9 December 2019

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

Pacific National Tocumwal freight

8 December 2019

Pacific National (formerly Patrick PortLink) operate a container service between Appleton Dock in Melbourne and Tocumwal, loading also being attached / removed at Mooroopna (Shepparton).