The TBM must have fallen off the ship en route, or the ship has broken down, as the Metro web site has said nothing about it for nearly a week and has shown the ship approaching Port Philip Heads for the last four or more days! That and Andrews, et al, haven't made any efforts to promote their new toy to the voters of Victoria.
Parts of it may already be there. From the Upfield line train today I noticed a number of very large plastic wrapped shapes stored next to the station box at Arden St.
And interesting article in Rail Express about the Bombardier CBTC system to be installed:It shouldn't be a problem as the Melbourne Metro is a new project, however if Bombardier is too slow on rolling out the CBTC then maybe we will have an interesting situation?
But LD told us two years ago that this system has a "chequered past", so it will certainly be interesting...
It shouldn't be a problem as the Melbourne Metro is a new project, however if Bombardier is too slow on rolling out the CBTC then maybe we will have an interesting situation?
Wasn't sure where else to post this.It's the new PTV font and typography style. Expect to see it more and more.
Noticed at Flinders St today, a number of new signs with Flinders St on them at each platform.
They had a white background and black letters. Thought they were simple, clean, uncluttered signs.
Is this a move away from branded signange eg. Metro, PTV etc. Certainly makes sense from a cost saving perspective not having to change signage every couple of years!!
On that note, at Parliament and Flagstaff now the screens change when a train arrives to show a countdown clock until train departs to try to encourage people to not board the train. Not sure how well it'll work.I don't think it will work well, and could be counter productive. Some people, when they see that the train is departing in two or three seconds, will scramble to get on board, rather than standing clear.
Looks like if Shorten becomes Prime Minister, the Metro Tunnel will get 2 billion dollars of Federal money to help fund the project. I think it was back when Rudd was Prime Minister the money was set aside for Melbourne Metro.I reckon there are two possible destinations for that $2 billion:
If this happens, that means money will be freed up to commit to the second Metro Tunnel. Or any other projects that Dan wants to get built.
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