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Is this the end for BRT in Doncaster?

Is this the end for BRT in Doncaster?

Alan Davies October 3, 2017 4 Comments

The Victorian Government won't say why it's turned down a proposal from a private company to build a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system from Doncaster to the city centre

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Is subsidising airport rail fares the way to go?

Alan Davies September 27, 2017 16 Comments

The fare travellers will pay - whether less than $5 or more than $25 - is a key issue in planning for a mass transit connection between Melbourne Airport and the city centre

Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

Should airport trains also serve metro passengers?

Alan Davies September 26, 2017 11 Comments

One of the key issues that needs to be worked through in planning mass transit access to airports is integration with the existing rail network

All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’…in Australia?

All stops to ‘Winterfell Station’…in Australia?

Alan Davies September 14, 2017 2 Comments

Winterfell is leading the public nominations for names for the five new Melbourne Metro underground rail stations. Melbourne can do much better

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Is Daniel Andrews selling out public transport?

Alan Davies September 13, 2017 3 Comments

Victoria's Andrews Government has decided to continue with franchised management of Melbourne's trains and trams rather than bring them back under direct government control

A regional rail fantasy map

A regional rail fantasy map

Alan Davies August 8, 2017 3 Comments

Here's master mapmaker Adam Mattinson's vision of what a high quality regional rail network could look like in Victoria. Sheer fantasy, you say?

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Is Melbourne Metro being built way too fast?

Alan Davies July 11, 2017 4 Comments

The Sunday Age reckons the Andrews Government has cynically chosen to use a truck-intensive tunnelling method so it can get the Melbourne Metro rail project finished faster

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Should Doncaster BRT be a priority?

Alan Davies June 13, 2017 7 Comments

A private proposal to build and operate a Bus Rapid Transit system in Doncaster looks promising but taxpayers will ultimately pay for it; so it's vital to make sure it's a high priority

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

The Melbourne Subway Map (a rail fantasy)

Alan Davies May 17, 2017 1 Comment

A fantastical vision from mapmaker Adam Mattinson of what a subway underneath Melbourne's inner suburbs could look like if it were as connected as Tokyo's famous system

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Melbourne ‘fantasy rail map 2070’

Alan Davies May 10, 2017 7 Comments

Adam Mattinson's 2070 fantasy rail map incorporates almost every rail line ever proposed for Melbourne, as well as historic lines decommissioned during the 1950s and 60s