We could see trams rattling back along Malop Street if a Geelong Councillor gets his way.Link: BayFM news report
Tony Ansett is proposing to bring back the trams to run from the Geelong train station to Eastern Gardens.
He says there is still a tram line under the tar in Malop Street.
Councillor Ansett believes the public transport alternative could be spread out across the region in stages, including connecting the Corio train station to Corio Village.
He says he can already get two trams from Bendigo.
Interesting read on a number of points.
I love reading about the history of Geelong trams, but hadn't realised that the tram tracks are still in place albeit covered by ashphalt and tar (and would presumably need replacing if dug up for remedial works) along Malop Street.
And a tram route between the station and Eastern Gardens would be fantastic, though Eastern Gardens?
I would have thought taking the line as far as Newcomb shopping centre on the Bellerine Hwy would have been more reasonable (as it would pass Bellarine Village shopping centre and Newcomb library as well).