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  Cranbourne, Victoria AU 1987
Cranbourne and Hallam, are outer suburbs of Melbourne.
The area were the yowie was seem, was farming and grass land, with hardly any trees around, mostly just along the railway line, or the odd bunch of trees sitting in the middle of fields, which was used mostly for cattle.
When I first spotted the yowie walking along the railway line towards me, I thought it was a man at first, but as it got closer the way it walk and acted I quickly realize it was not a man. Having seen a yowie before, I quickly realize what it was.
www.bigfootencounters.com /sbs/cranbourne.htm   (542 words)

 Cranbourne railway line, Melbourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cranbourne railway line is a suburban electric railway in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
The area around Cranbourne is one of Melbourne's main growth areas, giving the line considerable potential for growing patronage, although the line suffers from an inferior service to the nearby Pakenham line.
The line, which branches from the Pakenham line at Dandenong, is single track throughout, with a crossing loop towards the Cranbourne end of the line.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cranbourne_railway_line,_Melbourne   (311 words)

 Melbourne Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Melbourne is a diverse and cosmopolitan city.The town is home to some of Australia's biggest shopping complexes and sophisticated boutiques, glorious food halls and elegant restaurants, with a wide range of ethnic foods being readily available.
Melbourne’s efficient public transport system of trams, trains and buses is called The Met, and a range of tickets is available.
Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate of mild temperatures with four distinct seasons free of extremes.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /australia/victoria/melbourneregion.asp   (1308 words)

We have already consulted with local business providers, and there are a number of businesses lining up to be seen as the first in Victoria, and possibly Australia, to pilot such a scheme here in Cranbourne, with the result of providing every opportunity for our youth in Cranbourne to gain useful employment.
One of the problems Cranbourne youth face is a lack of public transport which not only puts employment opportunities at a disadvantage but does add to the youth crime rate and boredom within our town - hence the need to base the programme where it can be accessed-locally.
Cranbourne was also declared Victoria's first graffiti-free city in 2003 after the community resoundingly supported our campaign for an anti-graffiti strategy.
www.nograffiti.com /grafnews/7_05/cranbourne.htm   (1541 words)

 Melbourne - The Sporting Planet Travel Guide to sports teams, stadiums, events and facilities around the world
The Melbourne Demons were one of the foundation VFL clubs of 1896 but it actually formed as a club some 40 years earlier.
Colonial Stadium is the newest arena in sports-mad Melbourne and hosts the AFL’s Essendon, Kangaroos, St Kilda and Western Bulldogs, as well as hosting some larger NSL soccer matches involving South Melbourne and the Melbourne Knights.
The railway station is on the Pakenham and/or Frankston lines.
sportingplanet.idx.com.au /melbourne.htm   (4526 words)

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In 1889, the Railway Commissioners arranged a competition for the design of a new station, and 17 entries were received.
The old Port Melbourne and St Kilda line platform verandah was far too good to throw away, so the department had it dismantled and re-erected at Hawthorn, which in those days, was a much busier station.
The Children's Nursery was established by the Railways Department in June 1933 for the convenience of mothers visiting the city.
www.buslines.com.au /hillsidetrains/history.html   (1678 words)

 Melbourne's Trams To The Millennium Part Two
On the Port Melbourne line, every station was demolished and replaced by low platforms except Port Melbourne, which had its platform shortened at the City end, a low platform being installed.
In December 1993, the Port Melbourne line was changed, being through routed with route 42 to become route 109 - Mont Albert to Port Melbourne, operated by Kew Depot using A class trams instead of B2 class trams.
Southbank depot opened in 1997 and became responsible for the tram routes formerly operated by south Melbourne except route 16 which was moved to Malvern depot due to lack of space at the new depot and the extra running involved when route 16 trams were due to run in or out.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Set/9507/melbtram2.html   (3903 words)

 MELBOURNE - BACKPACKERS GUIDE TO AUSTRALIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A large portion of Melbourne's residents were born overseas and immigrated giving the city a multicultural mix with a rich diversity of restaurant cuisines and ethnic festivals.
Melbourne also has a powerful annual line up of major sporting events including the Australian tennis open, both the car and motorcycle Australian Formula One grand prix, the Australian Rules Football grand final and internationally renowned horse races during the Spring Racing Carnival, the biggest race being the Melbourne Cup.
Melbourne is a large city with accommodation in many of its numerous suburbs.
www.geocities.com /austtravel/vic/melbourn.html   (5124 words)

 ARHS Railway Museum: History 1950 - now
At the express wish of the Victorian Railways, they were the first GM mail line passenger locomotives to be fitted with the Co- Co wheel arrangement.
These sets provided improved standards of travel, but the rapid growth of metropolitan Melbourne and the increase in the frequency of services to the outer limits of the suburban services meant that few of the older vehicles were withdrawn from service.
In the period immediately prior to the conversion of the western line to standard gauge, one or two N Class could often be found operating the Overland to Adelaide.
www.railwaymuseum.org.au /history3.html   (4443 words)

 Dandenong triplication given go-ahead - SkyscraperCity
Melbourne: Where the only PT to 2/3rds of the population runs roughly hourly 7am-6pm M-F plus Saturday Mornings, and expanding the hourly service to run 7 days a week in a few years time is supposed to be a major improvement worthy of praise.
MAJOR level crossings in Melbourne's south-east are likely to be removed as part of a $1 billion upgrade of the crowded Dandenong rail line.
In Clayton if the whole line was sunk from the up side of Clayton road to the down side of Centre road they'd surely be able to recoup massive amounts of cash by selling air-rights and building on top (very wide corridor would make it less painful to build as well).
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=336020   (2942 words)

 Second Iteration - travel
The campus is a very short walk from Caulfield Railway Station or the tram line running down Dandenong Rd. (Please see below for public transport details.) An online map is available to help you find your bearings.
Melbourne is an excellent gateway to see the rest of the vast Australian continent, especially the state of Victoria in which it is situated.
Melbourne International Airport is approximately 20km from the city.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~iterate/SI/travel.html   (436 words)

 Rosstown Rail Trail
to finish, the railway line was plagued with problems ranging from a lack of funds to construction delays.
In 1883, the Rosstown Railway left the main Brighton line close to the junction of Archibald and Gisborne Streets and Riddell Parade, but during reconstruction, Victoria Railways built sidings, and simplified the layout, taking the Rosstown tracks up to the Elsternwick platform.
The railway was never used for its intended (or any other) purpose, and quickly fell into disrepair.
www.railwaywalks.co.uk /rosstown.htm   (547 words)

 Flinders Street Station - Guide Flinders Street Railway Station
Flinders Street Railway Station stands at the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets Melbourne and is the oldest city station in Australia, built in 1854.
Flinders Street Station is the busiest suburban railway Station in the southern hemisphere even after the completion of the city loop railway subway with three stations in a subway and linking Spencer street to suburban train trips.
Once the railway line was extended under the street to join the two, Princes Bridge slowly became amalgamated into Flinders Street.
www.ripefruit.com /melbourne/sights/flinders_street_station.htm   (1123 words)

 Melbtrip- a community Melbourne public transport website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Railway station metlink ticket machines accept dollar notes but do not give change greater than $10.
Melbourne’s suburban rail network has 15 electric train lines services and 5 diesel services stretching across the entire Melbourne area.
The 15 electric train lines and Frankston to Stony Point Diesel service are operated by a company called Connex Melbourne.
www.melbtrip.com /melbournetrains   (288 words)

 Myth: We'd have to spend heaps of money on infrastructure
These all help feed the related myth that rail lines cost more to build than freeways; as we explain on that page, Perth's new rail lines are being built for much less money, and for substantially less cost than freeways.
But the Dandenong line is longer than the Sandringham line, hence the ongoing claims that this line can't sustain a mixture of express and stopping trains at nearly the same capacity without a separate track for the express trains.
Vancouver recently built a light rail line (that is, a tram, not a train) to a part of the city that was thought not to have enough patronage to justify another Skytrain service.
www.ptua.org.au /myths/infra.shtml   (2114 words)

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Countrylink runs the XPT twice a day to Melbourne, during the day and overnight, running through the Southern Highlands and the Riverina region in New South Wales, crossing the Murray River as well as the Murrumbidgee.
The Melbourne metropolitan system is going through changes and is at the moment the second worst in the country although it is improving slowly.
Melbourne is the only city in Australia to have a fully functioning tram system, with only Adelaide and Sydney having any, and only one at that (in Sydney they call it light rail).
www.philsworld.com.au /railway.html   (2108 words)

 PUBLIC TRANSPORT in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Melbourne is capital city of the state of Victoria.
Pocket sized folding map of Melbourne, with all tram, train and bus routes, fare zones, route descriptions, outer suburban services, general information, index of suburbs.
The Melbourne city and suburbs are divided into three zones, and passengers pay for the zones they want to travel in, and the time they want.
www.railpage.org.au /articles/melbourne.html   (1887 words)

 Transport Not Traffic Rally Held In Melbourne : Melbourne Indymedia
Duplication of the Dandenong-Cranbourne line, extension of the line to Cranbourne East, and building a long overdue station at Lynbrook.
Melbourne Indymedia is a website produced by grassroots media makers offering non-corporate coverage of struggles, actions and celebrations.
Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere.
melbourne.indymedia.org /news/2003/11/57989_comment.php   (855 words)

 Archived News
The play was a major hit at the Melbourne Art's Festival leaving an emotional effect on all those who saw it, as well as all those who had the privilege of participating in it.
For the first time in Melbourne an exhibition was organized for the purposes of bringing together and displaying all facets of the showbiz industry.
St John's Anglican church, Diamond Creek, Melbourne Australia, is having a circus theme and I have the pleasure of running two workshops a day plus the performance 'Train of Thoughts' at the end of the week Friday 5th July 2002.
www.wobblywire.com /archived_news.htm   (8389 words)

 Victorian Auditor-General's Office (Australia)
The project was completed in 1995 with the establishment of a new passenger rail service between Cranbourne and Dandenong, construction of new stations at Cranbourne and Merinda Park, new interchange facilities, and improvements to track and signalling capacity.
The improvements to the Dandenong-Pakenham rail line involved the redevelopment of the Dandenong, Narre Warren, Berwick and Hallam rail stations located along the line, together with associated improvements to infrastructure and facilities.
Development of the significant tracts of land held by the Urban Land Authority along the Cranbourne rail line was included in the Program as a means of encouraging higher density residential development in close proximity to available public transport.
www.audit.vic.gov.au /old/sr45/ags4507.htm   (1704 words)

 To and From the Airport.com - Australia: Melbourne
Buses arrive at Werribee after 25 mins, Melbourne CBD after 55 mins and Franklin St after 65 mins.
Buses leave Melbourne CBD (Spencer St Transit Station) 7 days a week at 0355, 0600, 0630, 1020 (not on Tue, Wed or Sat), 1115, 1225, 1305, 1645, 1910 (not on Tue, Wed or Sat) and 1940.
For travel to the airport: Melbourne to Avalon: No pre-booking required for pick-up's at 167 Franklin St and Spencer St Transit Centre.
www.toandfromtheairport.com /melbourne.html   (1627 words)

 PTUA - Outer East Campaign
Likewise, it is critical that both the Rowville and Doncaster East railway lines are constructed to provide fast and convenient travel for people in these much-neglected areas.
Now it is time to ensure that the public transport needs for Doncaster including the heavy-rail line and much needed tram and bus improvements become a key component of the study.
Even with a railway line, this extension is still needed as it would improve access to Doncaster from Kew East and Balwyn North, while also providing a linkage with the railway line when it is built.
www.ptua.org.au /campaigns/outereast   (1212 words)

 ...another successful train chase - 12/8/99
I left Dandenong and sped to Cranbourne passing into the Cb line on the outskirts of Cranbourne encountering 1cm hail, torrential rain, close cg strikes,lowerings and a gust front.
Some of the side streets adjacent to the railway line were suffering flash flooding.
Arriving at Cranbourne in torrential rain, hail and thunder, I then returned with my train to Dandenong, re-entering the rain core again for barely morethan several minutes, in the meantime capturing a few photographs from the cab as I sped along.
www.stormchasers.au.com /12_8_99.htm   (479 words)

 Cranbourne Branch? - Railpage Australia™ Forums (Railway Archaeology)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
There were in fact two sand sidings branching to the south of the South Gippsland line in the vicinity of Cranbourne, and it appears that the line remembered by vinelander is not the one in penov's recollection.
A street subdivision south of Cranbourne (Melways K9) named Earlston Circuit near the entrance to Cranbourne Botanic Garden may indicate the vicinity of the terminus of the siding, as by this stage it would have crossed South Gippsland Hwy as recalled by penov's recollections from the 30's.
Camms Road and the unmade extension of Cameron St north of the railway line.
www.railpage.com.au /f-p504132.htm   (2679 words)

 Leader Community Newspapers
A LIBERAL promise on Friday to extend the Cranbourne rail line to a new station at Cranbourne East has been welcomed by Casey Council.
But Cranbourne state Labor MP Jude Perera said a substantial increase in track capacity was needed before any extension could go ahead.
He denied Opposition claims the Government had failed Cranbourne East residents by not extending the line to them.
www.cranbourneleader.com.au /article/2006/11/08/6978_csv_news.html   (443 words)

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