> Clearly it was considered impractical in those days to coordinate traffic lights with tram operations. Now it is standard practice (except in Melbourne?).
Well the many traffic lights in Melbourne are co-ordinated very well to impede tram progress :-)
Seriously, Melbourne trams have had transponders to activate traffic lights in their favour since the 1990s at least. Perhaps a learned Melbourne gunzel can tell us why they don't seem to work?
david mcl, Wellington no more