Trams

Ding ding! Looking at the how and why of trams, from Melbourne and beyond.

Photos from ten years ago: February 2012

February is a short month, and it’s caught me unaware while putting together my photos from ten years ago series – it’s already March and I’ve missed my February 2012 instalment, but here it is anyway. Myki The transition from Metcard to Myki as the ticket to travel on Melbourne public transport was well underway. […]

Adelaide has hook turns too!

When people think ‘hook turns‘ they immediately think of Melbourne and it’s trams – but Adelaide also has hook turns. King William Street and North Terrace northbound The first example is at the intersection of King William Street and North Terrace in the CBD, and is used by northbound Adelaide Metro route buses headed for […]

Melbourne trams and speed cameras

Years ago I found a speed camera set up in an interesting location – beside the tram tracks on Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale. Checking the speeds of both motor vehicle,s and a a procession of trams on route route 57 and 82. Tram drivers have been caught speeding before – such as this 2006 article […]

Still more COVID-19 related public transport observations

Victoria is now onto lockdown #6 and the pandemic has no end in sight – so here’s another round of COVID-19 related public transport observations. Cleaning “Hygiene Theater” is still an everyday operation on the Melbourne rail network. Wiping down the handrails may make some sense. But a ‘hygiene team’ wiping down bus stops is […]

Tracking down the route 82 covid tram

Last night a new exposure site was added to the Victorian Government coronavirus website – the route 82 tram from Footscray to Edgewater on 10/07/2021 between 7:51pm – 8:14pm. But which tram was involved – turns out my Tram Detective website has the answer. So what is Tram Detective? Tram Detective is a tool I […]