Where are they now? A history of Melbourne’s railway stations

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4 Responses

  1. Glenn Capuano says:

    Don’t forget the legendary “Stopping Place number 15”

  2. Ivan says:

    A short history of ‘public transport infrastructure that WAS…’ in Australian cites provides us with a List of Shame…. Adelaide, for instance, once had an extensive tram network which was dug up and replaced with buses!?! – Not to mention the closure of so many regional lines that are considered no longer ‘viable’. When viability calculations take into account of the cost of carbon we will see much more extensive public transport returning to our cities and regions….hopefully.

  3. Jim says:

    Yes Adelaide was covered in tram tracks in the early 1960’s. In the 80’s they built the O-Bahn, from Adelaide City to Modbury. This carries a huge number of people into the City and back each day and in fact contributes to a higher use of “public transport” percentage for Tea Tree Gully workers.
    They were going to build another one, going south but it never happened…

  4. Steve says:

    Nice one, Glenn!

    City Circle was a full loop of the City Loop that Epping and Hurstbridge trains did once they got to Flinders Street (before they headed back out to Epping or Hurstbridge). Removed from the timetable sometime in the 90s, I think. The Epping/Hurstbridge loop has a set of points after Parliament – one line heading out to Jolimont and the other to Flinders Street.

    South Kensington still has a friend in East Richmond.

    There are also some other interesting destinations on the roll – Coldstream? Deer Park West?

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