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Aircraft: No ramp access to platforms until late 2021 (pedestrian-underpass works).
Flinders St: still with a lane closed for tunnel works.
Mooroolbark: Station closed until late 2021 (level-crossing removal). A shuttle bus will operate Croydon - Mooroolbark - Lilydale, connecting with trains. There will be no access to station platforms or facilities during this time.
Edithvale/Chelsea/Bonbeach: Stations closed until late 2021 (level-crossing removal). A shuttle bus will operate Mordialloc - Carrum, connecting with trains. There will be no access to station platforms or facilities during this time.
The level crossings at Argyle Avenue, Bondi Road and Edithvale Road are closed until early October. Chelsea Road is closed permanently. See http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/projects/chelsea-road-chelsea
Buses replace trains on sections of the Frankston/Stony Point lines until the last train of Sun 31 Oct (level-crossing works).
Buses replace trains between Newport and Williamstown until the last train of Friday 12 November (level-crossing removal).
Maroondah Highway, Lilydale closed in both directions at the train line for one month, as level-crossing work ramps up on Friday night. John Street will also be closed at this time. See http://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/disruptions/maroondah-highway-and-john-street-lilydale-road-closure. ; Buses will replace trains for 6 weeks.
Buses replace trains Ringwood - Lilydale until the last train of Sun 24 Oct (level-crossing works). Opening the new Mooroolbark and Lilydale stations on Monday 25 October
Sunbury/Upfield lines: All trains will terminate/originate at Southern Cross all day. From loop stations, take a train from pfm 1. [a clockwise city circle train]
Craigieburn line: All trains run direct to/from Flinders St all day. From loop stations, take a train from pfm 1 to Flinders St.
Mernda line: Buses replace trains Clifton Hill - Reservoir from 20.20 until the last train of Sun 10 Oct (maintenance works).
Buses replace trains on sections of the Lilydale/Belgrave lines until the last train of Sun 10 Oct (maintenance and level-crossing works).
Because of works, Pakenham/Cranbourne trains run direct to and from Flinders Street until the last train of Sunday 10 October [missed by twitter]
Sat.9.10.21 Melbourne 'Herald Sun'. STEP BACK IN TIME. JEN KELLY
A revealing new collection of photos from Melbourne's past offers a fascinating insight into the daily life and stunning streetscapes of Marvellous Melbourne from the mid-1800s to the 1990s.
New book Old Vintage Melbourne by Chris Macheras captures a side of our city's early years few people will have seen - a stark contrast to the modern city of today, such as the corner of Collins and Bourke streets (main image circa 1900 and today. right) and (bottom) Bourke St from the
steps of parliament in 1861 and 2021
It was a time when you wouldn’t dare leave the house without a brimmed hat; a 10-storey building was deemed a skyscraper.
A revealing new collection of photos from Melboume’s past offers a fascinating insight into our daily lives and stunning streetscapes from the mid-1800s to the 1990s.
New book Old Vintage Melbourne by Melbourne lawyer Chris Macheras captures a side of Melbourne’s early years few people will have seen.
Many of the photos reﬂect the prosperity of the 1880s “Marvellous Melbourne” era, when the city was reputed to be the richest and fastest growing in the world off the success of the 1850s gold rushes.
Victoria’s newly rich splashed cash around with abandon. Stories circulated of diggers who drank champagne from buckets or lit cigars with banknotes, and Melbourne theatregoers who hurled gold nuggets instead of roses on stage.
The new-found wealth was reflected in women’s extravagant outfits even for everyday wear, and Melbourne’s elite prided themselves on adopting the latest fashions from Paris and London.
Macheras describes a pair of women strolling casually in Bourke St about 1880 as looking like “they’re ready to go to Fashions on the Field or board the Titanic”.
His favourite photos include rare gems capturing smiles, at a time when it was considered more proper to pose straight-faced.
“One of the reasons was the exposure time was so long so they couldn’t hold a smile, but also culturally they say it wasn’t until the ’20s and ’30s that it was considered socially acceptable to smile in a photo,” Macheras says.
The new book has sprung from Macheras’s Old Vintage Melbourne Instagram account — a boredom-induced lockdown project that began in June 2020.
With more spare time on his hands while not commuting from Preston to his city job, Macheras spent hours sourcing old photos, many from State Library Victoria, and touching them up with a “Photoshop wand”.
“The page blew up. It’s grown exponentially; it’s got around 80,000 followers now,” he says.
“The craziest part has been the community that’s formed around the page.
I must have 10,000 messages from people, often saying thank you because it’s got them through lockdown and they love reminiscing, and people giving their own personal stories.
“I just love how it’s been a unifying force in a time when all around the world people are so divided.”
OLD VINTAGE MELBOURNE BY CHRIS MACHERAS (SCRIBE) ON SALE FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
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