Seymour Railway Heritage Centre has been heavily involved with potential arrangements for the celebration of 150 years of railway operation between Melbourne and Geelong since the formulation of the concept last year. Many possible activities have been explored and until a month or so ago it seemed that all was on target. The successful signalling commissioning activities between Broadmeadows and Craigieburn in May resulted in spare time in the weekend occupation schedule being taken by the project team to advance other works.
POLICE patrols and surveillance have been increased near railway stations in Brimbank and Maribyrnong during Operation Spoon.
Police say commuters can also help prevent armed robberies by: keeping items such as mobile phones and wallets out of sight; not walking alone where possible; Organising to be picked up from stations; and staying in well-lit areas.