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  • Which are the least and most used stations in Victoria during COVID?

    This follows on from my previous post asking this question for pre-COVID conditions. This second on the latest railway station patronage information will be using 2020-21 data, which is the latest available.…

  • Which were the least and most used stations in Victoria before COVID?

    This is a kind of update of a previous post that I did back in 2019 using 2016-17 patronage data. So since that post there’s been this little thing called a pandemic…

  • Railway station and tram stop patronage in Victoria for 2008-2021

    Good news! The State Government has finally begun releasing patronage data for railway stations and tram stops in Victoria. I will do some separate posts analysing the data, but first I am…

  • The most and least punctual bus routes in Melbourne

    See the data here. On Friday last week, the Department of Transport added metropolitan bus performance data to its monthly public transport reporting. This is exciting news as it was not previously…

  • A funny thing happened on my way to the city

    Anyone who takes public transport has their own weird and wonderful stories about things they have seen. In keeping with that spirit, I would like to share some of my experiences over…

  • Who still uses a Melway?

    Next month, the iconic Melway street directory will celebrate its 55th anniversary. Despite the almost total shift of casual map use from paper to digital access, this uniquely Melbourne map has continued…

  • 5 things that you didn’t know about North Balwyn

    Having lived in North Balwyn for most of my life and represented it on the local council, it’s a special kind of place to me. Despite its reputation as ‘North Boring’ there…

  • When the Queen rode a tram

    The royal visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011 was the latest and one of the few times that she has visited Melbourne. It was also notable for being the only time…

  • 2020 in photos

    Well, that was an interesting year! Here’s a small selection of my photos from the past 12 months. Obviously the biggest event of the year was the COVID-19 pandemic. I took a…

  • Walking the Yan Yean Pipeline

    The post for this fortnight is a little different – in the form of a video instead. A few weeks ago, I walked the length of the Yan Yean Pipeline from Yan…