Archive for the ‘Public Transport’ Category

Mernda Rail Extension Community Information Session

I dropped into the Mernda Rail Community Information Session late this morning after my daughters swimming lesson and caught the last 20-30 minutes.

More announcements for the sake of announcing things

We are in the midst of an election year folks and get ready for the constant and endless announcements of projects, oh and my favourite, re-announcement of already previously announced projects!

Crowding on South Morang trains solved?

Today the October 2013 load standard surveys were released by PTV for trains and trams in Melbourne. I suspect with the seat of Yan Yean to be hotly contested at this years state election given the redistribution of the electoral boundaries Transport Minister Mulder jumped on the front foot to boast about the results on […]

2005 to 2013 growth in Mernda & Doreen

I have been looking for ways to document the population explosion in the Mernda / Doreen area and I struck gold with a little bit of help from Google Earth and an internet favourite… a GIF.

MetroTrains, Summer Timetable and the Heat

This week a genuine heat wave will beset Melbourne with a high likelihood of four consecutive days of over 40 degrees Celsius before a late afternoon cool change on Friday followed by mid-20’s over the weekend. A perfect storm is brewing for MetroTrains and this week it could tip our train system over the edge.

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