When I first glanced at your topic my brain read it as "no more shunting". I thought hallelujah. I must have a certain mindset about trams - how surprising! However banning unscheduled short shunts is a start, being a significant detrimental consequence of the ability to shunt, as well as the fightback against AOA. That must surely have come from a certain level of complaints. They need to ban it on buses too though. Why single out trams? But in any case, it will be good to have Melbourne as a base precedent to argue from.
---InTramsDownUnder@..., <steam4me@...> wrote :
Metro Trains and Yarra Trams win new Melbourne public transport contracts with tougher targets
See http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/metro-contract-extended-for-melbournes-train-network/8895462 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-12/metro-contract-extended-for-melbournes-train-network/8895462
For Metro trains - no station skipping.
For Yarra Trams - no short shunting - quote "The French-owned Yarra Trams will also be banned from changing its services to meet punctuality standards.".
Punctuality target - Trams will need be on time 82 per cent of the time, up from 77 per cent.