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Metro Trains Melbourne - Northern group

11 December 2019

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

Melbourne rail replacement buses

9 December 2019

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

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.

Metro Trains Melbourne - Caulfield group

9 December 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - Burnley group

9 December 2019

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

TPWS in suburban Melbourne

9 December 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne - inner suburban

9 December 2019

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

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

8 December 2019

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

Melbourne suburban Digital Train Radio System

8 December 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 towers 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.

Commercialising commuters

5 December 2019

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.

City Loop

5 December 2019

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

Failing rail infrastructure of Melbourne

5 December 2019

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

2 December 2019

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

Flinders Street Station

2 December 2019

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

Metro Trains Melbourne works trains

25 November 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.

Craigieburn electrification project

17 November 2019

Photos of the Craigieburn electrification works completed in 2007, as well the new station at Roxburgh Park and later upgrades to Craigieburn station

Coolaroo station construction and opening day

17 November 2019

Located between Broadmeadows and Roxburgh Park, the railway station at Coolaroo was constructed separately from the rest of the Craigieburn electrification project that was completed in 2007. As a result it did not opening to passengers until June 06, 2010.

Broadmeadows standard gauge platform construction

17 November 2019

Former terminus of the suburban electric services, in 2010 it was upgraded to have a third platform on the parallel standard gauge line.

Special trains to Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds

5 November 2019

Additional train services are run for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Flemington Racecourse line

5 November 2019

The Flemington Racecourse line is a short branch off the Broadmeadows line in the inner north-west of Melbourne. It is used for special events at the Flemington racecourse and the showgrounds.

Comeng Life Extension project

31 October 2019

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 serivce until 2022-27.

High Capacity Corridor Upgrade project

25 September 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.

Mernda Rail

1 September 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.

Smashed signs at Sunshine station

17 July 2019

What happens when you put a road sign right beside a tight corner, on a footpath leading through the Sunshine station car park? Clueless motorists drive over the top of it, over and over again. 

Richmond station

15 July 2019

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

Melbourne tramway squares

8 June 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

Poor service from Metro Trains Melbourne

17 May 2019

Woeful service from Metro Trains Melbourne is a running joke - here are some examples.

High Capacity Metro Trains at Newport Workshops

7 April 2019

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.

Second Merri Creek bridge at Clifton Hill

20 January 2019

Clifton Hill is the junction of the Epping and Hurstbridge lines in inner Melbourne, with a new bridge being built in 2008 across Merri Creek to duplicate the Hurstbridge line tracks.

South Morang rail extension project

20 January 2019

Extension of the Epping line a few kilometres to South Morang, as well as the duplication of the existing line between Keon Park and Epping.

Melbourne electric multiple unit interiors

28 December 2018

Interior views of Melbourne's electric multiple unit trains.

Axle counter overlays at Melbourne level crossings

27 November 2018

Following issues with VLocity trains being detected by track circuits in suburban Melbourne, in 2016 axle counters have been installed at level crossings to ensure they are reliably activated.

Stony Point line

26 August 2018

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

Rebranding Connex to Metro Trains Melbourne

24 May 2018

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.

New X'Trapolis EMUs

11 April 2018

A second batch of X'Trapolis EMUs are being imported, number from 1M upwards (and 1301T). The first 6 car set arrived in 2009 and underwent testing before being commissioned into service.

Amskan RFID train identifier tags

6 March 2018

At some point in the past Amskan RFID train identifier tags were installed on Melbourne's fleet of Comeng and Hitachi trains, along with readers at Flinders Street Station, and possibly other locations

Siemens train braking issues

15 January 2018

A number of Melbourne's Siemens trains were withdrawn from service in 2007 due to braking issues. The Werribee line between Newport and Laverton was used to test the affected sets. The test procedure involved spraying soapy water onto the rails to confirm the operation of the brakes. By 2010 it was decided the solution to the problem was to install sandboxes to the middle four bogies of each 3-car set.

Sydney Trains

1 September 2017

Sydney Trains, formerly CityRail, operates the passenger rail service covering suburban Sydney

X'Trapolis transfer, July 2017

20 July 2017

On 20 July 2017 brand new X'Trapolis train 234M-1417T-233M+236M-1418T-235M was transferred from the Alstom factory at Ballarat North to Epping Workshops, behind T373 and T376 with generator wagon CFSX125G

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Bayside Rail Project

22 March 2017

In May 2013 Premier Denis Napthine announced the $100 million 'Bayside Rail Project' to upgrade the Frankston railway line, and bring X'Trapolis trains to the route. Two token services run by X'Trapolis trains being introduced just before the 2014 State Election, with the cost of the project blowing out to $115 million.

X'Trapolis transfer, December 2016

1 December 2016

On December 1, 2016 T369 and T377 with generator wagon CFSX125G transferred newly completed X'Trapolis set 225M-228M from Ballarat Workshops to Epping via Bacchus Marsh

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

19 March 2016

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

Evacuating a failed V/Line train at Albion, November 2015

26 November 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

PTV Night Network launch

30 October 2015

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

2015 Melbourne rail and tram industrial action

10 September 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.

Siemens train static inverter issues

17 August 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.

Sunbury electrification project

9 May 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 five new traction substations were built.

Queensland Rail bits

13 April 2015

Bits and pieces of Queensland Rail trains

Steamrail - Good Friday Appeal suburban tour 2015

3 April 2015

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

Galvin train crash, August 2014

18 November 2014

On August 22 2014 an empty VLocity train (VL05-12-39, 7 cars) ran into the rear of a Metro Trains service between Galvin and Paisley on the Werribee line.