What idiot wrote this? I thought that there was much more to Australia than just Sydney!
From their text:
“There are currently 14 light rail vehicles in Australia; by mid-2019 there will be 60 vehicles at the Randwick Stabling Yard.”
On 6 Dec 2018, at 9:08 am, Prescott lenkaprescott@...> wrote:
A few days old, but ... nice photo:
I used to live just back from that corner (John St). I can still hear in my brain the constant horrible screaming of the Mercedes 0305 buses going around the corner to and from Randwick Depot. The trams would make a pleasant change, hoping the Alstoms are quiet.
Of course bus technology has moved along too, which I can observe from our house in the countryside, around which the local school buses make a distant circuit. When we moved here they had 30 year-old ex Adelaide artics that you could hear screaming their nuts off a km away. We could directionally locate the bus so as to tell the kids when to get out the door! A 10 year old bus by contrast you can hear a low growl, but now there's a fleet of new Scania artics that are almost dead silent and have a nasty habit of sneaking up, so that the callout is no longer "the bus is coming!" but "hell, you've missed the bus!" With trams now, it depends whether they have gearboxes or not, the former being the main source of noise apart from wheel-rail interaction (which is worse when there's a concrete slab underneath).