From ‘the man on the inside’:
Okay, to Tim's requests:
there will be a new master timetable introduced in early November (MTT20B) - that means MTT20A will only last for about three months
two additional city circle trams will be added (four per direction) creating a 15 minute headway in lieu of the current 20 min.
E-class trams will replace A-class trams on line 30 to allow the latest additions of that class to build up operating kilometres
it is still proposed to introduce E-class trams (provided by Southbank and operated by Southbank and Tram Hub) to route 58, replacing the D-class trams that are supplied by Malvern with the introduction of MTT21A (sometime in May 2021)
due to the changing nature of the various infrastructure projects, the timeline for many have become too fluid to fix a date, therefore the YT website does not show them too far in advance
similarly, cascade plans have slowed due to the ongoing pandemic making the allocation of rolling stock on a permanent basis difficult
with the removal of D-class vehicles on line 58, there will be two vehicle classes that Tram Hub drivers will no longer be trained (W & D)”
> On 15 Sep 2020, at 12:50 pm, timmy1041 timmy1041@...> wrote:
> Hey all,
> Message for Richard Youl...
> As we are moving closer to November and you asked me to remind you,would it be possible to confirm with your 'man on the inside" as to whether this is still scheduled to go ahead,and has there been any change to the plans for the E's on the 58 and finally why the yearly track work updates which list the works on a month by month basis have been removed from the YT website,as well as any other info regarding tram cascades or anything else.
> Regards Tim Strait
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