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V/Line - Regional Rail Link

April 20, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

April 20, 2017

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

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

April 20, 2017

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

South Dynon

April 20, 2017

Located between Dynon and Footscray Roads, along with Moonee Ponds Creek and the Maribyrnong River, the South Dynon precinct includes the Pacific National operated Melbourne Freight Terminal and Melbourne Operations Terminal, plus the South Dynon Locomotive Depot.

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

April 20, 2017

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

Melbourne suburban bits and pieces

April 20, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne trackwork

April 20, 2017

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.

SCT Logistics freight trains

April 20, 2017

Photos of train operated by SCT Logistics from their depot in the western suburb of Laverton. Their main service links Melbourne and Perth, with SCT wagons also attached to Brisbane-bound Aurizon services. SCT also operates shorter trains to a logistics facility at Barnawartha near Wodonga, and a container trains to Dooen near Horsham.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

April 19, 2017

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

April 19, 2017

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

Myki

April 19, 2017

Photos of bits and pieces to do with the new 'Myki' smartcard ticketing system

V/Line at Southern Cross Station

April 19, 2017

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

Southern Cross Station

April 19, 2017

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

Long Island steel train

April 19, 2017

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. Steel is transferred from standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station

Flinders Street Station

April 19, 2017

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

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

April 19, 2017

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

V/Line around Melbourne

April 13, 2017

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.

Melbourne broad gauge freight

April 12, 2017

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

Melbourne standard gauge freight

April 12, 2017

Standard gauge lines from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs right into the main freight terminals near the Port of Melbourne

Melbourne rail replacement buses

April 11, 2017

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

Great Southern Rail - The Overland

January 10, 2017

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Craigieburn electrification project and train maintenance depot

December 31, 2016

Photos of Craigieburn station, along the electrification works completed in 2007, as well as the later upgrades to the stabling yard and train maintenance depot

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

December 01, 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

Metro Trains Melbourne - Clifton Hill group

November 27, 2016

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

PTV Night Network launch and promotions

November 04, 2016

On October 30, 2015 the politicians visited Federation Square to launch PTV' new 'Night Network' - all night trains and trams, as well as a rejigged Nightrider bus service.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102

October 30, 2016

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.

Richmond station

August 09, 2016

A windblown concrete monolith from the 1950s with inadequate passenger interchange passageways and narrow platforms

Melbourne tramway squares

August 08, 2016

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

Burke Road level crossing removal project

July 04, 2016

The tram/train level crossing at Burke Road, Glen Iris is being removed, with the railway being relocated beneath the road and the adjacent Gardiner station also being rebuilt

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

March 19, 2016

In 2013-14 new signalling was installed on the Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines, between Kensington and Essendon stations.

Steamrail - Tocumwal, March 2016

March 19, 2016

On 19 March 2016 T364 lead a short train from Melbourne to Tocumwal and return.

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

December 29, 2015

Metro Trains Melbourne took over operation of the Melbourne suburban rail network from Connex on 30 November 2009, with rebranding of trains and stations commencing right away.

Steamrail - Christmas charters 2015

December 05, 2015

Each year Steamrail runs a series of charter trains in the later half of the year for a number of private tours companies, taking party goers from Melbourne of an evening out to the Macedon Ranges or Geelong, then return, with plenty of booze and parting along the way

Evacuating a failed V/Line train at Albion

November 26, 2015

On November 26, 2015 a down Bendigo train failed outside Albion station, blocking the Sunbury line for hours. Eventually the V/Line train was limped into the platform at Albion, allowing passenger to wait for buses, with the suburban train behind being eventually evacuated as well

Steamrail - Y112 transfer, November 2015

November 07, 2015

On November 07, 2015 Y112 was transferred from Ballarat East to Newport Workshops for repairs, traveling via North Geelong and the new Regional Rail Link tracks.

NSW Rail Transport Museum: Melbourne Cup Aurora 2015

November 03, 2015

CFCLA locomotives FL220 and HL203 lead a 13 carriage train of ex-Southern Aurora carriages from NSW to Melbourne on November 3, 2015.

DERMPAV - National Party charter to Colac, October 2015

October 28, 2015

On 28 October 2015 RM58 was the first heritage train traverse the Regional Rail Link tracks - chartered from DERMPAV by National Party candidate for Polwarth David O'Brien for a journey from Melbourne to Colac and return.

Hitachi transfer - September 2015

October 10, 2015

After being withdrawn from service and stored at Macaulay, the trio of Hitachi trains have been reactivated and transferred to Newport Workshops awaiting their final fate

Napier Street bridge strike - October 2015

October 01, 2015

The railway bridge that carries the Williamstown and Werribee lines over Napier Street has a long history of being struck by high vehicles - October 1st 2015 was yet another example.

Steamrail - Members special to Castlemaine, September 2015

September 26, 2015

On September 26, 2015 Steamrail Victoria ran a members special from Newport Workshops to Maldon and return, via Castlemaine and Southern Cross. R711 and K153 ran the train, with K153 being left at Maldon for use over the summer period at the Victorian Goldfields Railway.

Melbourne industrial action

September 10, 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Steamrail - Shepparton September 2015

September 05, 2015

On 5 September 2015 R761 led 702BK, 500AK, 14BRS, 2BS, 9BRS, 11AS and PCP292 on a return trip from Melbourne to Shepparton.

Steamrail - Seymour, August 2015

August 22, 2015

On August 22, 2015 Steamrail ran a charter from Southern Cross Station to Seymour and return for the Diamond Valley Railway, featuring D3 639 on a four carriage consist.

V/Line diversions on the suburban lines

August 21, 2015

Since 2015 all V/Line services towards Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo have used the new Regional Rail Link tracks out of Melbourne. An exception to this is major disruptions, when the trains get sent the 'old' way.

Siemens train static inverter issues

August 17, 2015

In December 2014 it was discovered that Melbourne's fleet of Siemens trains had been fitted with defective capacitors in the static inverter unit found beneath the train floor, resuling in a number of explosions. As an interim workaround fire blankets and tie down straps were fitted around the equipment boxes to reduce the risk.

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Regional Rail Link open days

June 13, 2015

Prior to the opening of Regional Rail Link open days were held at the new stations: Tarneit station on June 13, and Wyndham Vale on June 20.

Sunbury electrification project

May 09, 2015

Electrification of the Bendigo line between Sydenham and Sunbury started in 2008, 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 four new traction substations were built.

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

April 03, 2015

On Friday 3 April 2015 K153 and Y112 led a train around the Melbourne suburbs to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal.

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.