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  • Transport tip of the month – changing from buses to trains at Victoria Park Station

    tl;dr version – if you are on a citybound bus on the Eastern Freeway and want to change to a Mernda/Hurstbridge train, get off at the Truro Street bus stop and walk…

  • Bicycle trip: O’Keefe Rail Trail

    The O’Keefe Rail Trail follows part of the abandoned railway line from Bendigo to Heathcote Junction. Confusingly for its name, the Trail currently ends at the town of Heathcote, which is around…

  • The plan for this blog

    The few regular followers of this blog will notice that I post content rather sporadically. This is largely a product of the varying amounts of time that I have available to write…

  • Transport tip of the month – change at West Richmond instead of Jolimont

    tl;dr version – if you are on a citybound 48 or 75 tram and want to change to an outbound Mernda/Hurstbridge train, get off at Punt Road and walk to West Richmond…

  • Bicycle trip: Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail

    The Port Fairy to Warrnambool Rail Trail follows an old passenger and freight railway that operated as a whole from 1890 to 1977. It closed in stages and eventually became truncated for…

  • How far can you travel in Melbourne for just $4.30?

    If you travel long distances, Melbourne’s flat rate fare system works very much in your favour. Regardless of whether you travel 800 metres or 40 kilometres, myki will charge you the same…

  • Day trip to Korumburra: railways old and new

    Today was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting trip down to Korumburra in the the south-eastern part of Gippsland. Korumburra is a relatively small town on the disused South Gippsland Railway, which once…

  • Parma: an overlooked Italian city

    Note: this post was written in August 2017 during my trip to Europe. Whenever I mentioned to people that I was visiting Parma, I was most often met with puzzlement and questions…

  • Bicycle trip: Gippsland Plains Rail Trail

    One of the more recent additions to the extensive off-road trail network in Victoria is the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail. It follows the old Gippsland Plains Railway Line from Stratford in central…

  • Two days in the Lake District

    Note: this post was written in August 2017 during my trip to Europe. That a European can fly for 55 minutes and be at the end of a totally different country is…