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Melbourne Airport

A railway line to Melbourne Airport has been proposed for decades

New South Wales

Railways in New South Wales

Sydney busways

Busways in Sydney

Transport planning

Transport planning in Victoria, Australia


The rail network in Adelaide, South Australia, consists of six lines and 89 stations, totalling 125.9 km. It is operated by Adelaide Metro, and is part of the citywide Adelaide Metro public transport system. All lines around Adelaide were originally broad gauge 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in).

Axle bearing colour codes

The axle bearing colour codes system ensure that bearings can be identified as due for greasing, and if necessary in service as overdue for greasing. Whenever an axle box is greased the gas plug and end face shall be painted the colour allocated for that year.


Bits and pieces on and around Victoria's public bus network

City Loop

The City Loop is a mostly-underground and partly surface-level subway and rail system in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The Loop includes three underground stations: Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament.

Doncaster line

The Doncaster railway line is a long-proposed suburban railway in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Flinders Street Station

Flinders Street Station is the hub of the Melbourne suburban rail network.


Railways to the Gippsland region of eastern Victoria.


Railway infrastructure from across Victoria

Level Crossing Removal Authority

The Level Crossing Removal Authority is delivering a program of work for the Government of Victoria to remove 75 level crossings in Melbourne.

Lighter side

A look at the lighter side of rail transport

Melbourne Metro rail tunnel

Melbourne Metro is a proposed double track rail tunnel to run from South Kensington in the west to South Yarra in the east, passing through five underground stations on the way through the centre of Melbourne. Getting any real detail out of Public Transport Victoria is like pulling teeth: these diagrams and artists impressions have been collated from various public sources, with annotations added by myself. Given planning is still underway, who knows how accurate my information is!

Melbourne proposed train fleets

As part of the 2000s franchising of the Melbourne suburban rail network, the bidders for the Hillside Trains and Bayside Trains franchises were required to submit their plans for a new electric multiple unit fleet to enable the retirement of the Hitachi trains.

Melbourne suburban

Bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's suburban trains

Melbourne suburban overhead stanchions

Diagrams of the overhead stanchions used in Melbourne

Melbourne suburban train destination discs

Until the 1980s Melbourne suburban trains used a system of discs by day, and illuminated market lights by night, to indicate their destination. These diagrams are from the 1953 Victorian Railways General Appendix.

Melbourne trams

Bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's trams


Myki is a reloadable credit card-sized contactless smart card ticketing system used for electronic payment of fares on most public transport services in Melbourne and regional Victoria, Australia. Myki replaced the Metcard ticketing system and became fully operational at the end of 2012.

PTV journey planner

The PTV Journey Planner is useless, refusing to display popular destinations, and sending you on roundabout routes if you manage to tell it where you want to go.

Rail freight

Rail freight in Victoria

Regional Rail Link

Regional Rail Link (RRL) resulted a new 47.5 kilometre railway through the western suburbs of Melbourne, the main aim of which was to separate regional V/Line Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong services from the electrified Melbourne suburban services

Rolling stock outline diagrams

Diagrams showing rolling stock outlines

SEC Railway

Photos of the SEC electric locomotive and coal hoppers preserved at PowerWorks in Morwell, used in the Yallourn open cut and the Interconnecting Railway. The diagrams are scanned from "Train Systems - Yallourn and Morwell Open Cuts" by J.A. Vines (Generation Victoria, 1994)

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross railway station is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne. It is on Spencer Street, between Collins and La Trobe Streets, at the western edge of the central business district.

Sydney trams

Trams in Sydney


Bits and pieces related to V/Line