Public Transport


#588

How terribly generic looking, prefer the old one.


#589

Posting on here for a more on topic discussion

that train station is so half-arsed, it has six platforms in total and four of them are two-car platforms (the other two being six-car platforms), at a time when there’s six car trains coming in the next few years.


#590

The six-car trains will replace the A-Series train that have been in Perth for more than 25 years now. I find that the C-Series train to be much quieter than the A-series and b-series trains.

The Australind Train will eventually be replaced. That railcar was in service for 30 years now. I have never been on the AUstralind Train before, but when I was at the Gosnells Train Station, 3 years ago, I heard that the sound was very loud. This train-car needs to be replaced as soon as possible.


#591

I wonder if these signs are permanent?


#592

They look it. I didn’t think the station codes would be that well known outside of railways and gunzels.


#593

I can see the Hughesdale one being photographed a lot with peoples arms around it.


#594

Though that might backfire if people do likewise when Frankston station gets one.


#595

I had to Google their code to find that out!

Oh dear, whoever approved that one, that really is FKN bad. It should be FST or something like that.


#596

Victorian’s will receive free public transport from 3am Christmas Day until 3am Boxing Day and from 6pm New Year’s Eve until 6am New Year’s Day.

https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/news-and-events/news/free-travel-on-christmas-and-new-years-eve/


#597

Has been happening for over a decade now I think. I made the trip down to Bairnsdale one year when family were living there. Always popular with families who don’t celebrate Christmas getting out of town for the day for a trip and a picnic lunch. Southern Cross is insanely busy.


#598

Bit different to QR two years ago who decided to cancel services on Christmas Day - without notice- due to a shortage of drivers.


#599

The Herald Sun has obtained news pictures of what the Melbourne Metro Tunnel currently looks like ahead of the monster borers arriving this month.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/new-pics-reveal-scale-of-metro-tunnel-work-ahead-of-arrival-of-monster-borers/news-story/346a95d93bf00317b08b640a9858725c?fbclid=IwAR3wU51C-b5WFJsfwFP8LeWT-NrlmZJU5-qVhkTopml0bZpoPOt_Wf3DQPo

I walked passed the Town Hall Station the other day and can’t believe how much work they have done.


#600

Have the borers got names?


#601

Can you post the pictures? The link is blocked.


#602

Here are two pictures from the report.
Franklin Street site:

Parkville site:


#603

Driverless trains began test runs on Sydney Metro Northwest line yesterday.


#604

The Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website was relaunched at midnight (Melbourne time). Just came across the new look homepage but I will have come back at another time to navigate the new site.


#605

Surprised it took them so long, the beta version has been on for a fair while now. I think the new site looks quite good actually.