New Melbourne tram route idea

 
  True Believers Chief Commissioner

This tram route idea is a route connecting Altona Gate Shopping centre to Newport and from Newport goes along North Road and runs along Douglas Parade until it ends at Fergurson Street linking the shopping area.

It is a 7 km route and can help access people from Altona North to Newport station that links to jobs to the city, and link two major shopping areas which the need of buses. The buses that serve these areas can go into other bus routes that are infrequent. The cost I will compare is the ACT light rail project cost 870 million for 12 kilometres which is been told to be quite high. So it is a 500million dollar project. It is equivalent to 4 grade seperations. It is a silly idea but since all tram routes are in the east were built back in time, it has been well served and has high demand. Ferguson street is notorious for traffic funnelling in and the Altona Gate shopping centre carpark is quite full. It would reduce congestion in the inner west.

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  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
This is Melbourne, expect it to cost about $4 billion not counting the trams, DDA-compliant platform stops, amenities, myki machines etc. And of course all you will get to run the route will be some recycled Z/A/B class trams because only the 96 is allowed to have new trams, so all of the multimillion dollar platform stops will also go to waste just like at Wattle Park and Vermont South.

You may even have to go into the W class graveyard and resurrect some ready reserve trams just to get something to run, as other depots may be reluctant to get rid of their trams in case they fall short (which they already are). Maybe that's the key, going alongside that ridiculous monorail - a privately owned tram line that runs original condition, pole-equipped heritage W classes at $25 a head taking two hours to get from Altona to the city! Laughing
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
This tram route idea is a route connecting Altona Gate Shopping centre to Newport and from Newport goes along North Road and runs along Douglas Parade until it ends at Fergurson Street linking the shopping area.

It is a 7 km route and can help access people from Altona North to Newport station that links to jobs to the city, and link two major shopping areas which the need of buses. The buses that serve these areas can go into other bus routes that are infrequent. The cost I will compare is the ACT light rail project cost 870 million for 12 kilometres which is been told to be quite high. So it is a 500million dollar project. It is equivalent to 4 grade seperations. It is a silly idea but since all tram routes are in the east were built back in time, it has been well served and has high demand. Ferguson street is notorious for traffic funnelling in and the Altona Gate shopping centre carpark is quite full. It would reduce congestion in the inner west.
James974
Altona Gate shopping centre Is a nothing of a place.

I have lived on North Road Newport and Blackshaws Road Newport & Altona North (Altona North not a too peasant locality)  

Won't happen

Best case for new tram lines In the area would be a tram route coming South of Footscray towards Williamstown via Hyde Street and Douglas Pde as part of large scale redevelopment of former Industrial land In the Yarraville area (said to have some of the most contaminated soil In the Country)

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