Posts Tagged ‘Alstom’

Photos from ten years ago: September 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is September 2008.

Stored Comeng cars 1109T and 533M at Alstom Ballarat

The trams that Melbourne rejected

Buying a new tram for Melbourne isn’t like buying a new car – they cost a few million dollars each, and even if you had that much money ready to spend, one can’t exactly head down to your local dealer and pick one up off the shelf. Instead, the purchase of new trams involve long and convoluted tender processes, and lots of due diligence – a process that has occasionally seen trams from other cities operate in Melbourne.

W8.959 westbound outside Flinders Street Station