Typically written by somebody who does not understand tram operation.
Like it or not, after an extended delay short shorts are the ONLY way to get the service back on time as quickly as possible.
To achieve performance targets, just wait and see how running times are slowed even further to ensure this.
> On 12 Sep 2017, at 1:33 pm, Yuri Sossteam4me@... [TramsDownUnder] TramsDownUnder@...> 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
> 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.