Posts Tagged ‘Yarra Trams’

How many managers does it take to drive a tram?

Back in February 2015 industry magazine ‘Rail Express’ interviewed ClĂ©ment Michel, chief executive of Yarra Trams, on the subject of rail safety, as well as some very interesting revelations regarding the number of managers employed by Yarra Trams.

Z3.229 skewed across the tracks on Elizabeth Street, just north of La Trobe Street

Do you know the way to Moonee Vale?

Each morning on William Street in the CBD, there are a handful of route 55 trams that display a destination of ‘Moonee Vale’. There are a number of Melbourne suburbs with similar sounding names, along with a racecourse and local government area called ‘Moonee Valley’ – but is Moonee Vale a real place, or just a typo?

Z3.122 on a route 55a shortworking to 'Moonee Vale'

Buses and trams sharing Melbourne’s roads

Melbourne’s bus and tram networks have one thing in common – they get delayed by single occupant cars. Dedicated lanes are one way to keep public transport moving, but what happens when there is not enough road space for both?

Pointless bus lane southbound on Queensbridge Street: it forces road traffic onto the tram tracks!

Yet another ‘tram priority’ trial in Melbourne

Over the weekend Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun ran a piece about an upcoming trial of tram priority by VicRoads, Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams. So what to make of it – an important move to make Melbourne’s tram service faster, or just another report to gather dust on the shelf?

B2.2086 running a route 57a service, stuck in traffic on Maribyrnong Road

Ill-conceived advertising tram designs

Advertisers love Melbourne’s trams – the provide a giant rolling billboard to splash their message across the city. However in designing their advertisements, design agencies often forget one important feature of a tram…

D1.3529 advertising 'Beware the Rhino' outside Flinders Street Station