Melbourne's optional stopping doesn't speed up its journeys. The system
generally is slower than any system I've come across with compulsory
stopping. (In fact there are hardly any tram systems in the world with
optional stopping.) There are other factors at play than whether the tram
has to stop at stops or not. Notably, when buses replaced the trams in
Sydney, they had their work cut out to maintain similar schedules even with
The excessive number of stops in Melbourne is, I'd say, the major reason
why the city has optional stopping. It would be unworkable if it had to
stop at every stop. It has more in common with a bus system than a tram
system in that regard. One thing I observed living in Czech Republic is
that the bus systems have compulsory stopping, but the stops are typically
further apart - 400 to 500 metres. It certainly doesn't slow down the
On Sunday, 20 September 2020 at 21:53:14 UTC+10andrewh...@... wrote:
> St Kilda to Balaclava can be problematic, but in my experience such things
> did not happen too often. I think you were just unlucky on the day.
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> On Sat, 19 Sep 2020 at 10:28, 'Richard Youl' via TramsDownUnder <
>> If you have not ridden on the 16 for a while, here is a chance to sample
>> However if you or anyone about to watch it is easily offended with course
>> language, it might be best to have the sound off between the corner of
>> Carlisle Street and Saint Kilda Road, and Balaclava station. I could have
>> edited out the swearing, but unfortunately public transport workers
>> anywhere these days are likely come across situations like this, and worse.
>> Driver’s View Tram 16 St Kilda Junction to Glenferrie Rd Melbourne
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