From memory the whole section between Park st and
Flemington rd was done late 90's,early 00's along with the reservation in
Mt.Alexander rd in Essendon which saw a redesign of the roadway and
parking at Nth Essendon shopping strip from angle parking next to the tram
line to the current set up and the reservation in Matthews ave on the
59,due to the B Class going to Essendon Depot.The reserved sections on the
57 & 82 were also done a bit later in the 00's.
On Friday, 16 October 2020 at 13:24:08 UTC+11 Roderick Smith wrote:
> IIRC Royal Park was relaid only 10 years ago, by a contractor which
> normally did heavy rail. We were fairly critical of the design standards
> at the time.
> Roderick Smith
> On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 12:27:57 PM UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:
>> Much as I like grassed track, it would be a real hazard in the context
>> of a park - where park-goers need some clear visual clue that they are
>> on a tramway.
>> I think that ballasted track with concrete sleepers is likely. Can't
>> imagine the park trustees allowing concrete.
>> The Park St - Brunswick Rd section is outside the park.
>> Mal Rowe - hoping for something tasteful.
>> On 15/10/2020 11:28, 'Brent Efford' via TramsDownUnder wrote:
>> > What a pity they won't do it in grass. Given the context, the usual
>> > excuses like 'not enough water' don't really apply!
>> > Brent Efford – Green tram enthusiast