Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

 
  northbritish Chief Train Controller

They have been grounded over "safety" issues, no details so far.

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  Myrtone Chief Commissioner

Location: North Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
I used to be obsessed with it as a child but I now wonder if a good restaurant could really fit on a tram. I doubt it is really a proper restaurant. A party tram may well be a better idea. Proper restaurants are bigger, and with bigger kitchens.
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: Gheringhap Loop Autonomous Zone
I used to be obsessed with it as a child but I now wonder if a good restaurant could really fit on a tram. I doubt it is really a proper restaurant. A party tram may well be a better idea. Proper restaurants are bigger, and with bigger kitchens.
Myrtone
They don't cook the food on board, they get it delivered from local restaurants along the route and keep it warm until serving.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Some detailed engineering facts would be helpful.
  ngarner Assistant Commissioner

Location: Seville
Having eaten on both a W2 and one of the later versions they are/were a great way to have a quite decent meal and see a decent amount of Melbourne. Certainly not a 5 star restaurant but nothing to be sneezed at and to not consider them a restaurant is wrong.
I've worked in many restaurants as a chef and also eaten in many more and these trams are comparable to more than a few of those venues.

Neil
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

I must admit I was absolutely staggered at the quality of the meal on my one and only experience on the restaurant tram. A very long time ago, but the excellent food has remained in my memory.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

Perhaps it has something to do with the withdrawal of the Route 35 City Circle W-Class trams for upgrading to W8, which seemed rather sudden. The City Circle service is being run by the 6 W8 trams (normally 12 trams) and has been reduced from a 12-min headway to a 30-min headway until the upgrades are completed. The article that the following RP thread is based on states:
‘ The safety upgrade program will include the trams operated by the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.’

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11398582.htm
  northbritish Chief Train Controller

I used to be obsessed with it as a child but I now wonder if a good restaurant could really fit on a tram. I doubt it is really a proper restaurant. A party tram may well be a better idea. Proper restaurants are bigger, and with bigger kitchens.
Myrtone

Myrtone, so you feel qualified to post a negative comment about something you know very little about. That is in keeping with your usual asinine comments that you fling around.




For your edification it is 5 star and I would go on it again any time.