Carnegie railway station
Carnegie railway station is located on the Pakenham and Cranbourne lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Carnegie opening on 2 Apr 1879 as Rosstown, being renamed Carnegie on 1 May 1909. Boom barriers replaced interlocked gates at the Koornang Road level crossing in 1967. In March 2014, the Level Crossing Removal Authority announced a grade separation project to replace the Koornang Road level crossing to the west of the station; this included rebuilding the station above its previous location. Carnegie has one island platform, it is serviced by Metro Trains' Pakenham and Cranbourne line services. Platform 1: Pakenham line: all stations and limited express services to Flinders Street Cranbourne line: all stations and limited express services to Flinders StreetPlatform 2: Pakenham line: all stations and limited express services to Pakenham Cranbourne line: all stations services to CranbourneIn January 2017, Carnegie Station closed for rebuilding as part of the railway crossing removals with the railway overpass by 2018.
CDC Melbourne operate two routes via Carnegie station: 623: Glen Waverley station - St Kilda 626: Middle Brighton station - Chadstone Shopping Centre Media related to Carnegie railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons Melway map at street-directory.com.au
Roxburgh Park railway station
Roxburgh Park railway station is located on the Craigieburn line in Victoria, Australia. It serves the northern Melbourne suburb of Roxburgh Park, opening on 30 September 2007, it was built just north of the site of the former Somerton station, which closed to passengers in 1960, however the adjacent goods yard and standard gauge crossing loop retains the Somerton name. Roxburgh Park station was built as part of the extension of electrification from Broadmeadows to Craigieburn; the Craigieburn-bound line was slewed to the west to permit an island platform to be built between the two tracks of the broad gauge main line. Somerton opened to traffic as a single platform on 15 May 1881. In 1889, Somerton became a junction, when what is now the Upfield line was opened from North Melbourne northwards though Coburg; this line was closed to traffic from the Somerton end in 1903. The line though Coburg terminating at Fawkner, was reopened in 1928, but no junction was provided at Somerton, instead the AEC railmotor that operated the service used a turntable to the south of the station.
This situation remained until 1956. The next change involved freight services. In 1959, the line from Somerton to Upfield was reopened for freight traffic, to serve the Ford Motor Company factory, with suburban services extended to Upfield from the city side. On 6 December 1960, Somerton was closed to passengers, but additional freight sidings were provided in the Somerton area throughout the 1960s. Construction of the Melbourne - Sydney standard gauge line commenced at this time, opening for traffic in 1962, the freight line to Upfield was converted to dual gauge in 1963. In 1988 a dual gauge siding was provided to cement silos, in 1998 Austrak commenced development of a container terminal, as part of a larger "freight village". A number of major companies entered into long-term tenancies for warehouses at the site, in 2004, Austrak entered into a lease with P&O Trans Australia to operate the terminal; the Somerton terminal has four 750 metre dual gauge rail sidings, with connections northwards on both gauges.
Today, the area to the east of the main line contains a complicated arrangement of broad and dual gauge tracks. Roxburgh Park has one island platform with two faces, it is serviced by Metro Trains' Craigieburn line services. Platform 1: Craigieburn line: all stations services to Flinders StreetPlatform 2: Craigieburn line: all stations services to Craigieburn Broadmeadows Bus Service operates one route to and from Roxburgh Park station: 544: to Craigieburn stationCDC Melbourne operates two routes to and from Roxburgh Park station: 484: to Broadmeadows station 543: to Greenvale GardensDysons operates two routes via Roxburgh Park station: 541: Broadmeadows station – Craigieburn North 542: to Pascoe Vale stationTransdev Melbourne operates one SmartBus route via Roxburgh Park station: SmartBus 901: Frankston station – Melbourne Airport Media related to Roxburgh Park railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons Melway map at street-directory.com.au
ComfortDelGro Corporation is a multi-national land transport company listed on the Singapore Exchange, operating 46,010 vehicles in seven countries. It was formed in March 2003 through a merger of Singapore-based land transport companies Comfort Group and DelGro Corporation. ComfortDelGro owns 75% of SBS Transit, listed separately on the Singapore Exchange. SBS Transit is a leading rail operator in Singapore; every day, it carries more than three million passengers on its extensive rail network. SBS Transit operates about 250 bus services with a fleet of more than 3,200 buses; the buses serve more than 3,500 bus stops island-wide. Additionally, SBS Transit operates the North East line, the world's first automated, underground heavy rail system that connects Punggol to HarbourFront, as well as the Sengkang and Punggol LRT line. SBS Transit operates the Downtown line, it is 42 km long with 34 stations. The first stage of the Downtown line commenced passenger service on 22 December 2013; the second and third stages were ready for passenger service on 27 December 2015 and 21 October 2017 respectively.
ComfortDelGro Bus, as a private-bus charter subsidiary, is the largest private land-transport company in Singapore, which offers a wide range of bus charter services, including employee and school bus services. It offers overland bus services to West Malaysia, operates premium bus services, complementing those offered by SBS Transit. Comfort and CityCab, both taxi companies belonging to ComfortDelGro Corporation, are the largest players in Singapore's taxi industry with a combined fleet of 16,600 taxis; the ComfortDelGro taxi booking system wirelessly connects the taxis using the General Packet Radio Service technology via the in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminals. Today, its Customer Contact Centre caters to over 32 million taxi bookings annually. Comfort and CityCab operate ComfortDleGro LimoCabs and MaxiCabs in its fleet. CityCab was formed in 1995 from the merger of SABS, SBS Singapore Commuters. Besides servicing private cars through its SPARK Car Care business, ComfortDelGro Engineering provides accident repair for most of ComfortDelGro's taxi fleet, as well as vehicle fleets for ComfortDelGro Bus and ComfortDelGro Rent-A-Car.
Its diesel sale department's 17 diesel kiosks provide diesel at subsidised rate to ComfortDelGro's 16,600-strong taxi fleet islandwide. Its vehicle construction unit custom-builds vehicles for passenger transportation as well as for special function for both local and regional customers, it provides modifications and refurbishment to existing vehicles. ComfortDelGro Engineering is the authorised distributor for Volvo Buses in Singapore. VICOM is offering testing and inspection services to a wide spectrum of industries such as automotive, aerospace, building, construction and gas. ComfortDelGro Driving Centre is a partnership with Chofu Driving School of Japan; the Centre provides driving instruction for motorcars, motorcycles and taxi vocational licences as well as corporate training. ComfortDelGro Rent-A-Car operates as a car-rental and leasing-service provider in Singapore with a fleet of more than 1,100 vehicles. ComfortDelGro Insurance Brokers is an associate company of the Group, its principal activities relate to risk protection and transfer solutions through the disciplines of insurance broking, employee benefits consulting, risk management operations and loss management and customised solutions.
It proposes and implements solutions involving a blend of traditional insurance products, alternative risk financing instruments and methods to help the Group mitigate any risks faced in an complex environment. Moove Media is the advertising arm of ComfortDelGro and has been in operations since 2005 through the merger of Comfort Ads and SBS Transit Advertising. In Singapore, Moove Media offers an integrated outdoor advertisement platform on buses and Bus interchanges and taxis, reaching commuters island-wide. Since 2011, Moove Media offers the same outdoor advertising services in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. In China, the Group operates and manages an inter-city bus station, Tianhe Bus Station, in Guangzhou. Hengyang's CityCab Bus Services, in which the Group owns a 25% stake, operates 88 buses. ComfortDelGro operates taxi services in nine cities – Beijing, Shenyang, Hengyang, Nanning and Jilin City with a total fleet of about 10,650 vehicles. ComfortDelGro launched a motor vehicle rental and leasing business through a joint venture company, ComfortDelGro Rent-A-Car, in Chengdu, the gateway to the fast developing Western region of China.
The Group established Nanning ComfortDelGro Rent-A-Car to operate car rental and leasing services in the city on 1 January 2008 with an initial fleet size of 13 cars, this number has now doubled. ComfortDelGro has a joint venture company – Chengdu ComfortDelGro Qing Yang Driving School in Chengdu; the centre offers driving training, professional driver training and driver testing services to the Chinese. In October 2006, the Group expanded its presence in China with its first move into Chongqing through a 90% stake in new joint venture driving school, Chongqing ComfortDelGro Driver Training Co. Ltd, it expanded its footprint with the acquisition of a site in Liangjiang for its Chongqing Liangjiang ComfortDelGro Driving Training driving school in April 2011, expected to be ready by the end of the year. In September 2013, the Group further expanded its operations in
Camberwell railway station, Melbourne
Camberwell railway station is located on the Lilydale and Alamein lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, opening on 3 April 1882, it was the terminus of its own line for a few months. When the first section of the Outer Circle line opened in 1891, a new station was built at East Camberwell to provide an interchange. However, the Outer Circle line failed, with a number of sections closing, by 1898, only the Ashburton line remained, trains for Ashburton began to depart from Camberwell; the station was demolished, the current Edwardian style station opened in 1919, when the railway lines were placed in a cutting. This was done to remove the steep gradient from Auburn, to the west; this length of track was so steep that steam locomotives could not pull a laden train between the two stations, requiring peak hour trains to be separated. The locomotive would bring one set of carriages to Camberwell return for the other set, causing significant delays; the signal box at Camberwell was the first one in Victoria to have push-button signalling installed, the new technology being commissioned in November 1964.
East of the station the, Alamein line diverges south, with a flyover carrying the southbound line over the Lilydale and Belgrave lines. It was upgraded to a Premium station on 27 April 1996. In 1997, four stabling sidings were built on the site of the former goods yard, they were built to replace sidings removed at Jolimont Yard. The stabling sidings were first proposed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority in the mid 1980s. In 2001, the Victorian State Government launched a new Metropolitan Planning Strategy, Melbourne 2030, which proposed intensification of development around public transport nodes, such as railway stations and tram routes, along with limits on such development in residential neighbourhoods; the precinct around Camberwell railway station was identified as one of a number of'activity centres' earmarked for redevelopment. In March 2003, VicTrack announced plans to develop the airspace over the site, including decking over the station platforms and the adjacent marshalling yard, with 3–4 levels of car park, 3–4 storeys of commercial space.
The original plans, involving the station's demolition, led to protests from the local community, receiving a significant amount of media attention, with actor Geoffrey Rush and comedian Barry Humphries publicly backing the campaign, heading a protest march up Burke Road from Camberwell Junction to the station. The comedian performed a poem about planners at the rally, noted that the railway line was sometimes called'The Orient Express'. To those supporting development of the station, the actions of the protesters have been taken as an example of NIMBYism; the Boroondara Residents Action Group worked with architects McGauran Giannini Soon to provide alternative ideas for developing the air-space over the railway station and yard, that were more in-keeping with their views of community preferences, including a small public plaza and a new public library, with some small-scale shops. Although the station is historic, it is not protected by any of the state's heritage listings for any architectural or cultural reasons, failed to gain this protection when nominated to the Victorian Heritage Register by local residents groups.
In July 2009, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal approved a nine-storey development on the site, provided 14 design modifications were made within 28 days. In October 2012, VicTrack announced that it had discontinued negotiations with the preferred developer, CSTP Pty Ltd. Camberwell has one island platform with one side platform, it is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale and Alamein line services. Platform 1: Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Alamein line: all stations shuttle services to Alamein Alamein line: weekday all stations and limited stops services to Flinders StreetPlatform 2: Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Lilydale Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to BelgravePlatform 3: Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Lilydale Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Belgrave Alamein line: all stations services to Alamein Lilydale line & Belgrave line: weekday all stations and limited stops services to Blackburn CDC Melbourne operates one route via Camberwell station: 612: Box Hill Central Shopping Centre – Chadstone Shopping CentreTransdev Melbourne operates one route via Camberwell station: 285 to Doncaster Park and RideYarra Trams operates one route via Camberwell station: 72: University of Melbourne - Camberwell Media related to Camberwell railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons Birrell, B. and O'Connor, K. – 2030: a space fallacy – plans to end the urban sprawl will destroy the character of Melbourne, Opinion piece in The Age Dovey, K et al.
What is Urban Character? The case of Camberwell, Proceedings, 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, Brisbane: Griffith University Melway map at street-directory.com.au
Auburn railway station, Melbourne
Auburn railway station is located on the Lilydale and Alamein lines in Victoria, Australia. It serves the eastern Melbourne neighbourhood of Auburn, located within the suburb of Hawthorn opening as Auburn Road on 3 April 1882, being renamed Auburn on 1 September 1882; the current two storey station building dates back to 1916, when the line between Hawthorn and Camberwell was regraded. It features stucco facades punctuated by arches, it is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Auburn has one island platform with one side platform, it is serviced by Metro Trains' Lilydale and Alamein line services. Platform 1: Alamein line: weekday all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Lilydale line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders Street Belgrave line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders StreetPlatform 2: Lilydale line: all stations services to Lilydale Belgrave line: all stations services to BelgravePlatform 3: Lilydale line: weekday all stations services to Lilydale Alamein line: weekday all stations services to Alamein Lilydale line & Belgrave line: weekday all stations services to Blackburn Media related to Auburn railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons Melway map at street-directory.com.au
East Malvern railway station
East Malvern railway station is located on the Glen Waverley line, in Victoria and serves the eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern East. It opened on 3 February 1929 as Eastmalvern, was renamed East Malvern in February 1972. What became the Glen Waverley line was built as part of the Outer Circle railway, opened on 3 March 1890 as the line between Burnley and Oakleigh stations. After the parts of the Outer Circle to Oakleigh and Camberwell were closed on 9 December 1895, trains from Burnley terminated at Darling. By-passing the old Waverley junction station, East Malvern became the new terminus for just over a year after it opened. During part of the 1950s and 1960s, there was a short extra platform at the down end of Platform 1, making that half of it resemble an island platform. Trains of from one to three cars could fit in this dock platform, but it accommodated a single swing-door car, which ran an East Malvern to Glen Waverley shuttle, because most trains at night and on weekends terminated at East Malvern.
Only every second or third train connected with the Glen Waverley shuttle. The current station buildings were provided in 1975. Parcel facilities were abolished around this time; the Monash Freeway overpass, located at the down end of the station, was provided around 1987/1988. This required the slewing of the line through an artificial tunnel whilst the freeway was under construction, the replacement of a wooden trestle bridge, which crossed over a local creek. East Malvern was upgraded to a Premium station on 21 August 1995; the footbridge, located at the down end of the station, was replaced in 2009, to accommodate the widening of the Monash Freeway. There is a secure bike cage provided by Partikeer located next to the station. A $50 refundable deposit is required to be granted access to this cage, all of the other locations as well. East Malvern has two side platforms, it is served by Metro Trains' Glen Waverley line trains. Platforms 1: Glen Waverley line: all stations and limited stops services to Flinders StreetPlatform 2: Glen Waverley line: all stations services to Glen Waverley CDC Melbourne operates one route via East Malvern station, under contract to Public Transport Victoria: 612: Box Hill Central Shopping Centre – Chadstone Shopping Centre Media related to East Malvern railway station, Melbourne at Wikimedia Commons Melway map
Volgren is an Australian bus bodybuilder. Volgren was formed in 1977 by Melbourne bus operator Grenda Corporation in Victoria; because Grenda held the Volvo Buses dealership in Victoria, only chassis from this manufacturer were bodied until 1989 when the dealership was relinquished. The name is a portmanteau of the two original investors and Grenda. In 1981 a plant was established in Acacia Ridge, Queensland by Grenda Corporation, Hornibrook Bus Lines's Geoff Mountjoy, Greyhound Northern and Stateliner, it bodied some Volvo B59 and B10Rs for Hornibrook Bus Lines and Surfside Buslines before concentrating on Twin and Double Deck Volvo B10M coaches. This closed in the late 1980s. In December 2011, Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo acquired a 75% shareholding. In April 2014 this was increased to 100%. Current factories: Dandenong, Victoria completed Volgren's first bus in October 1979 Malaga, Western Australia opened in April 1999 to fulfill a contract to body Mercedes-Benz O405NHs for Transperth Eagle Farm, Queensland opened in February 2010Former factories: Tomago, New South Wales opened in March 2010, closed July 2012 Volgren have bodied a number of buses for Asian operators: Hong Kong Kowloon Motor Bus operate 21 Volvo Super Olympians, 17 MAN 24.310 HOCLNR-NLs and 1 Volvo B9TL Citybus operate 1 MAN 24.350 HOCLNR-NL and 1 Scania K94UB Singapore SBS Transit operates 50 Volvo Super Olympians and 12 Volvo B10BLE CNGs.
It operated a diesel powered Volvo B10BLE, a Scania L94UB, a Volvo B5RLEH. SMRT Buses operates 20 Mercedes Benz O405G buses, it operated Mercedes-Benz O405s, Hino HS3KRKKs and HS3KRKA, 2 Dennis Lances Malaysia, a substantial number of buses were fitted with the Volgren bodywork as well. Examples can be found in the capital Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam and Johor Bahru, state capital of Johor. Media related to Volgren at Wikimedia Commons Bus Australia gallery