Re: 100 more trams and a depot in Victoria's budget

Finally a breakthrough. They won't be accessible though unless they have
the platforms to go with them. The "another variety" of tram worries me. As
long as it's not less than 30 metres. 45 metres would be good.

Tony P

On Tuesday, 24 November 2020 at 15:37:46 UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:

> The Victorian budget has been presented today and includes 100 more trams.


> The Age reports:


> A total of $1.48 billion will be spent on building 100 new modern

> accessible trams to retire the ageing A and Z-class trams. What will be the

> largest tram order in decades will include an order for new E-Class trams

> and possibly another variety, will also go towards a new maintenance

> facility in Melbourne’s north-west to support 1900 jobs.


> I'm guessing that the "new maintenance facility" will be somewhere around

> Airport West and Essendon depot is likely to close.


> Route 59 loadings easily justify E class trams, but there is nowhere to

> put them.


> Mal Rowe - awaiting further details