Monday, 1 June 2015

BY TRAIN

Metro Trains Melbourne operates the metropolitan train network under an agreement with the Victorian Government. There are 15 separate lines in the Metro train network, 837 km of track and a total of 218 stations, 80 of which are premium stations with enhanced facilities. The fleet size consists of 407 three-car sets comprising: 187 Comeng, 72 Siemens, 134 X'Trapolis and 14 Hitachi trains.

The annual patronage for the 2012-13 year was 225.5 million passenger trips. As it is an efficient way to commute, there is considerable pressure on the State Government to increase the coverage of rail services and expand the rail network. A train to the Tullamarine International Airport from the City with links to the suburban lines is long overdue. Most of the rail track in the suburbs is above ground as shown here but there is a largely underground rail loop in the City centre.

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme.






8 comments:

  1. Hi Nick,

    I especially like trains because my father worked on the railroad. Thanks for playing today.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

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  2. I am delighted to travel by speedy and comfortable trams or trains, but not buses. I hate petrol pollution.
    Let the train network grow and grow!

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  3. Love trains...of course metro trains aren't the same, but they are still neat. Interesting post!

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  4. Interesting!
    Have a great week!

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  5. My favourite way to commute in Melbourne Nick. Great clarity in your shots.

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  6. Hi nick,
    yellow and blue, a interesting combination !
    Greetings

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  7. I love trains and would love to travel by train again. My favorite uncle worked on the railroad and several friends still do today. A great form of travel. Thanks for sharing.

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