Posts Tagged ‘Yarra Trams’

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

Melbourne Central’s missing myki machine

At the tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station, there is a black and yellow striped plywood box sitting where the myki machine used to be. So how long has it been missing for?

'Bumblebee' box marks where a Myki machine used to be at the tram stop outside Melbourne Central Station

Refreshing Melbourne’s ‘Bumblebee’ trams

Back in 2008 Melbourne’s tram network was overflowing with passengers, so Yarra Trams turned to a different tactic to address it – they imported five secondhand trams from France to expand their fleet. So how have they fared when exposed to Australian scrotes?

C2.5103 'Bumblebee 3' on route 96 westbound on Bourke Street at Swanston

Route 30 and non-existent tram stops

The other day I was riding a route 30 tram along La Trobe Street, when I looked up at the onboard route map. Unlike the rest of the tram network, route 30 is so short that every single stop can be included on the diagram. But how many tram stops have been removed since then?

Route 30 map onboard an A class tram