December 4, 2017 8
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.
March 9, 2015 5
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.
February 17, 2015
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews faces several key challenges before his promised Melbourne Metro rail tunnel comes to fruition.
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.
October 8, 2014 8
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.
February 14, 2014 4
British journalist Joseph Woby is one of the best long-form writers around, as he risks his life to tell stories from the road.
September 24, 2013 5
Who's next in line for Pacific Mags gig ... MMP cuts freelancer rate ... test your climate knowledge ...
June 14, 2012 1
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".
June 14, 2012
Crikey readers have their say.
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.
October 14, 2010
The Wild West of Colorado wasn’t exactly what Amber Jamieson expected. She took a ride on the tourist train that helped to transform a Rocky Mountains town, with McMansions on one side of the tracks and trailers on the other.
April 27, 2010
Senator Bob Brown’s call for a new study on a very fast train between Melbourne-Canberra-Sydney risks provoking some fierce green negativity, since trains are powered by fossil carbon releasing coal fired power stations, writes Ben Sandilands.
April 22, 2010
Thanks to the Eyjafjallajökull shambles, other travellers are starting to learn what Ed Gillespie has known for years: travelling overland is not just good for your eco-geek credentials. It's also a lovely way to recapture the romance of travel.
November 5, 2009 54
The notion of a Very Fast Train for the Melbourne-Sydney corridor has been shot down by new plans from Airbus to fly Very Large Planes between the two cities, because the entire cost, and risk, is funded by the privately owned airlines and airports.
October 28, 2009 26
We are all to blame with our pathetic mimicking of the American arrogant entitlement to drive anywhere we want. But fast rail lines, like those seen in Spain, are exactly what Australia's public transport system needs.
June 25, 2009
The company currently running Melbourne's train network is tipped to lose the contract to Keolis, a French transport group that's partly owned by SNCF.
May 14, 2009
In the vineyards of Aix-in-Provence, captured famously by Cézanne, residents are invoking the name of their most famous citizen to protest against a planned high speed railway through the region.