Port Melbourne tram terminus

 
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Sometime prior to about 1300 on Tuesday 13/6 a tram has overrun the dead end at Port Melbourne and partially demolished the concrete buffer stop.

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  Revenue Chief Commissioner

Good opportunity to extend it onto the pier then? Smile
For those of you who may be unaware, when the pier was rebuilt we put tram tracks into it, with the objective of one day linking them into the existing terminus.
That's why the tracks on the pier are standard gauge - and are not old freight tracks as some people believe.
On google maps you can see where the tracks go, and you can see where the points would be dropped in (the pits for the points were left and filled with asphalt as an interim measure).
  jdekorte Deputy Commissioner

Location: Near Caulfield Station
Good opportunity to extend it onto the pier then? Smile
For those of you who may be unaware, when the pier was rebuilt we put tram tracks into it, with the objective of one day linking them into the existing terminus.
That's why the tracks on the pier are standard gauge - and are not old freight tracks as some people believe.
On google maps you can see where the tracks go, and you can see where the points would be dropped in (the pits for the points were left and filled with asphalt as an interim measure).
Revenue
Yep, the tracks have been there for years. I've been told the tram line wasn't extended due to security concerns and to this day the tracks are still there. There's even been concrete removed from the pier roadbed where the track was supposed to go. It would help with cruise ship season if the odd E class could travel onto the pier to pick up passengers and take them into the city.
  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

When I was there about a month ago the new SG tracks had been built over in places. It looked like it would take a fair bit of redesign and work to restore them.

This old thread discusses the problems with running trams on the pier:
https://www.railpage.com.au/f-p422252.htm
Station Pier is closed to the public when a cruise ship is in dock (not the Spirit of Tasmanias), with about 60 ships scheduled between Nov 2017 and Mar 2018 inclusive, according to the Port of Melbourne.

I think there would be a case for moving the terminus closer to the pier gates and providing a dual-track terminus.
  Nightfire Minister for Railways

Location: Gippsland
I think there would be a case for moving the terminus closer to the pier gates and providing a dual-track terminus.
kitchgp
To that grassed area on the pier side of Waterfront Place

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