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  • Road under yacht level crossing removal

    In 2005, a level crossing was pre-emptively removed in Melbourne. This is not noteworthy in itself – there have been tens of these types of projects completed in the city over the…

  • Things to be grateful for

    It’s the beginning of a new year, and sometimes I think that us gunzels complain about things just a little too much. Often these are perfectly valid and being introspective is a…

  • Tram roundabouts of Melbourne

    With 85 percent of Melbourne’s tram network mixed with general traffic, it is inevitable that they will have to pass through some interesting intersections. In Melbourne, there are 19 roundabouts that have…

  • Station patronage in Melbourne for 2005-2019

    While accountants may be excited by the end of a financial year, gunzels get excited for another reason – new station patronage data! Using the same method as last year, I have…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Which station in Melbourne has the fastest-growing patronage?

    This post continues a series analysing station patronage data for Melbourne and Victoria from 2013 to 2018. This time, we are going to look at patronage growth across the metropolitan area. Result…