Saturday 27th May, 2017

Around the Web: Student sues Yarra Trams; Pollies’ bad history in bars; Keeping London thriving

Passengers ride the dome car. Photo: Rapido Trains / YouTube
Photo: Rapido Trains / YouTube

Around the Web is a weekly look at some of the more interesting, entertaining, and insightful stories and videos relating to the rail sector from all across the internet. In this week’s edition:

The Age reports Docklands man Cheng Liu is suing Melbourne operator Yarra Trams, after he was allegedly pinned down by multiple ticket inspectors when he was caught without a ticket in October 2013.

– Following the resignation of cities and the built environment minister Jamie Briggs at the end of December, The Guardian’s Adam Brereton recounts some other examples of Australian politicians getting into a spot of bother over a schooner or two.

– Urban development journal CityLab lists some of the biggest US transportation infrastructure projects to watch in 2016.

Reddit user hostilepenguin shares a flyer being letter-boxed around Northcote by the ‘Not in My Backyard’ (NIMBY) crowd, complaining of noise from the all-night trains being run on the Melbourne network.

– Auckland-based TransportBlog investigates the potential of light rail to the airport.

– The LA Times reports Ferrovial has won the bidding for a 22 mile stretch of the California High Speed Rail Line, with a bid of just $348 million besting three other teams who offered to do the work for between $377 million and $582 million (figures in US dollars).

Guardian UK London writer Dave Hill explains how the UK capital will develop through to 2050, and how transport will play a key role.

– Model train manufacturer Rapido Trains took enthusiasts on a tour in a unique dome car from Toronto to Montreal, to launch a new product line: