Thanks so much for the info Mal,the MTM magazine is
awesome and always a great read...(Tim a former Northern suburbs long time
resident,now residing in the tramless east.)😔.Totally agree about Bwk &
route 6,and from what I have heard one of the reasons for the depot upgrade
was so that it could take over the 6 and to allow for the replacement of
the last of the Z's with bigger trams and to also potentially help out on
On Fri, 30 Apr 2021, 10:57 Mal Rowe, mal.rowe@...> wrote:
> On 29/04/2021 19:45, Timothy Strait wrote:
> > Mal the official line from Yarra Trams is that E's
> > will start on the 58 later on in the year and the route is to be run
> > with only E's & B's.I also understand that a totally new substation
> > has been installed on Melville Road near Hope St on the site of the
> > old Hope St bus lines yard,which possibly could lessen the need for
> > Reynard St and as all the conduit and other works have already been
> > done at Reynard/Melville once a site is chosen it won't take long to
> > set up.
> The new site has been selected - closer to the tramline - and there is
> information about the site and design at:
> or https://tinyurl.com/uzwh66zy
> That information says that it won't be in service until mid 2023 - so it
> looks like they reckon they can get by with current power (including the
> new sub near Hope St) until then.
> There's a report on that new sub on TDU at: https://tdu.to/m/274825
> That new sub - and the one in the reserve between Brunswick Rd and Park
> St are partly 'new power' and partly replacements for the
> de-commissioned sub at West Brunswick.
> There's a good article about all this in Melbourne Tram Museum's
> Bellcord magazine at:
> > Regarding the new depot site, is the Plastic Plumbing site still
> > vacant? Also is there any progress on the upgrade works at Bwk,maybe
> > this will be the new depot....
> The old PPS site now has a tenant - a furniture show room.
> Brunswick works seem to be only about the new car park under the railway
> viaduct so far. It's in the wrong place to provide extra trams for
> route 58 and 59, but if Brunswick took total responsibility for 6 then
> Malvern would have a bit of space to perhaps support 58.
> Mal Rowe - who reckons any self respecting Melbourne tram fan needs to
> read MTM's marvellous "Bellcord" cover top cover
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