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Where to find the cheapest croissant at Melbourne Airport

After an unnecessarily niche transport post? Read on! The context Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport was rebuilt in 2015. It includes expanded passenger capacity, self-service kiosks and a large new shopping and dining area just inside the security checkpoint. The 30...

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Visit to Milton Keynes

Note: this post was written in August 2017 during my trip to Europe. I had planned to do at least one day trip while staying in London. The issue was that there were so many interesting places to choose from. I eventually settled on Milton Keynes as I could visit...

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Melbourne’s level crossing for aeroplanes

During a browse through my Melway a few months ago, I came across a point in Essendon Airport which was labelled ‘jet crossing’. Turns out that this is one level crossing that the LXRP (ex-LXRA) probably won’t be removing any time soon. In the...

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Cycling to Melbourne Airport

I had heard rumours of a way to get to Melbourne Airport by bike. Earlier this year, I decided to try it out. Turns out that this is possible – but only just. Route 1 – via Moonee Ponds Creek Trail If you are coming from the north or east of Melbourne,...

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Melbourne bus patronage data 2008 – 2017

Download the data here. Update 8 April 2019: Peter Parker over at Melbourne On Transit has kindly added extensive notes to the spreadsheet (which has now been updated). Last year I requested bus route patronage data from Public Transport Victoria. They obliged quickly...

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