Menu lock

Tag archives: trains

Legally Binding: people who eat hot chips on public transport must be brought to justice

Dan Wood December 4, 2017 8 Comments

Eating hot chips on the train is a serious breach of etiquette, as writer, broadcaster and legal expert Lorin Clarke explains in this amendment to the Social Contract.

The one election promise we’d love to see Abbott break

The one election promise we’d love to see Abbott break

Crikey March 9, 2015 5 Comments

Tony Abbott could win a lot of votes with a small outlay if he switched his focus from roads to public transport, writes urban strategy expert Vivienne Skinner.

Andrews says full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro — but is it all hot air?

Andrews says full steam ahead for Melbourne Metro — but is it all hot air?

Alan Davies February 17, 2015

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews faces several key challenges before his promised Melbourne Metro rail tunnel comes to fruition.

What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne’s?

What would it take to build a tram network the size of Melbourne’s?

Alan Davies January 6, 2015

Melbourne is fortunate it inherited the largest tram network in the world, because building something like it today -- say in a city such as Sydney -- would be extraordinarily expensive and difficult.

The hidden justification for East West Link that no one will talk about

The hidden justification for East West Link that no one will talk about

Crikey October 8, 2014 8 Comments

The Victorian government’s commitment to East West Link owes as much to the location of its proposed new port as it does to congestion on Melbourne’s roads, writes freelance journalist Max Berry.

Follow Friday: @tempus_fukit, riding the rails and writing beautifully

Follow Friday: @tempus_fukit, riding the rails and writing beautifully

Matthew Clayfield February 14, 2014 4 Comments

British journalist Joseph Woby is one of the best long-form writers around, as he risks his life to tell stories from the road.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey September 24, 2013 5 Comments

Who's next in line for Pacific Mags gig ... MMP cuts freelancer rate ... test your climate knowledge ...

Sportsbet derails betting on trains, after Metro demands cancellation

Tom Cowie June 14, 2012 1 Comment

Online betting agency Sportsbet.com.au has stopped offering odds and refunded all bets on the punctuality of Melbourne's trains, after the private trains operator demanded the market be removed due to concerns over "public safety".

Inequality diminishes trust in any society

Crikey June 14, 2012

Crikey readers have their say.

Spotting the train lovers in Poland

Spotting the train lovers in Poland

Crikey March 17, 2011

Wolsztyn, Poland remains one of the most famous cities in the world for trainspotters, thanks to its regular commuter train service pulled by steam trains. Jay Martin went to meet the train fanatics.