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connexwest

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I hate to ask a silly question, but why are they being required to have 50% minimum power input until they can take off? I'm not sure where the benefit is.
Flygon


Sadly I can't answer  ...

Has anyone noticed very sharp jerk when the tram starts off? Sometimes it seems ok, but other times it sends passengers flying. Is it in the controller or the driver?
bramt


It's as a r ...

I am hearing that 6003 derailed at Preston Workshops and has sustained some damage to it's underside.

I think we may see 6004 in service before 6003

OzzyAzza

The report is correct- wi ...

[quote=redhendriver]The run plates were about 8" x 5" Approx. They ceased being used when the Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) system was introduced. The driver then had the run number displayed on ...

[quote=Lad_Porter]There was a letter in the Melbourne mx last week from a self-proclaimed fare evader. Can't remember the exact wording, but it was to the effect that this person had been fare evadin ...

[quote=scrat]There are currently two, 946 and 959. The first, 946 was done at Preston and was to be the template for Bendigo to follow. I'm not to sure how many will be done, but according to the [url ...

Do we have any idea what these issues are/were?
Boss


Not really surprisingly, it derailed either going into or out of Southbank Depot- possibly the east gate entrance.

Due to unexpected issues, I've been lead to believe there hasn't been a lot of testing of 6001 recently.

Just used Williams Landing earlier today and it's received a brand spanking new bank of myki barriers

I am pretty sure I have seen a D2 running the 109 at least once.
Mr. Lane


Was it in the city are? Southbank runs additional cruise ship shuttles showing 109- 101 Collins St when there' ...

2064 is now in AOA for cavalia.com.au

Thank you for the extensive list!

Will the new E class trams be able to run the 86 route? The platform stops further north are not much longer than the current B1/B2 trams!

Tribitaka

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Why would they have not put Myki machines in the tram?
mattylovestrains


Because they're being refurbished/rebuilt sorely for use on service on the City Circus

Well it's all a waste of time. There's plenty of T Light Indicators around the network- especially in the town- but when was the last time you saw any working? I would suggest years.
It's all well and ...

I think they need to build an island platform stop at the Sir Robert Risson Terminus in Elizabeth Street. That terminus really needs a refreshed look.Don't hold your breath frankly. The biggest delay  ...

Upcoming works for 2013 have been updated on the Yarra Trams upcoming works page, some including dates. The biggest one appears to be the annual Easter project, this time it is the rebuild of the Doma ...

Upcoming works for 2013 have been updated on the Yarra Trams upcoming works page, some including dates. The biggest one appears to be the annual Easter project, this time it is the rebuild of the Doma ...

Hi,I heard over the grapevine that 4 tables have been removed from the roster there and new trainees will be doing both customer service as well as driving during their training?CheersAll new drivers- ...

Simple, Kew's Citadis and A class fleet are too small for such a long line. Bring on the E classes, don't waste them all on the 96 alone like what's happened with the Bumblebees and D2 Combinos.While  ...

While I'm by no means a fan of this terminus; having the trams extend to Malvern Depot is a bit of a waste.I see your point there.I was thinking route 8 needs to terminate at an out of road traffic la ...

While I'm by no means a fan of this terminus; having the trams extend to Malvern Depot is a bit off of a waste. Firstly you would increase travel times and associated costs of this- i.e training Bruns ...

[quote="Confusing tram super stop to be changed"]It is less than a year old, but the super tram stop on Swanston Street outside Melbourne's State Library is poised for a make over.
The super stop has ...

How did a driver get on to the bike section. It would be physically impossible unless they had driven onto the footpath to access it as there is the tram platform and narrow space to contend with ot ...

While usually I would be an advocate for tram passengers, it is the passengers who are in the wrong at the Melbourne Central tram stop and many of them know they are in the wrong as they use the bicyc ...

Posted 10 Jul 2012 11:24 in News by connexwest

[quote="Commuters face transport strikes"]MELBOURNE commuters are facing the prospect of tram and train strikes, with Yarra Trams and Metro Trains staff threatening to begin industrial action over pay ...

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