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  • What happened to the closed schools of the 1990s? Part 1

    While doing some research for BoroondaraWiki on the closed Greythorn High School, I stumbled across a whole host of other resources related to schools that are no longer around. Greythorn was one…

  • Bicycle parking at Melbourne’s railway stations

    I have previously done some work on car parking at railway stations in Melbourne, including this map. Others have also written extensively on this important topic. However, parking at stations covers more…

  • What is the shortest bus route in Melbourne?

    Working on my public transport map for Melbourne has made me discover a whole lot of bus routes that I never previously knew about. It did make me wonder which one of…

  • Portmanteau place names of Melbourne

    Melbourne has approximately 320 suburbs (depending on how you count them), each with their own unique name. Some names are more original than others. They may have a historical context, be connected…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How many Keilors are there?

    Many suburbs’ names come from existing place names across Melbourne – some are recycled several times. Keilor is one example of this phenomenon. The suburb itself is large but has spawned a…