Re: Route 1 is Number 1
  Mal Rowe

On 01/05/2021 15:24, Mal Rowe wrote:
> I am occasionally asked for advice on which are the best tram routes for a tourist to ride in Melbourne.

>

> Top of the list for me is route 1 to South Melbourne Beach.


It's just a short walk south from the South Melbourne Beach terminus to the out of use Albert Park Beach terminus at Mills St.

I think that this tramway is the last place in Melbourne where the rails just stop in the roadway, without any buffer or posts.

This is the place for a tram to make a break from the constraint of rails and become a "trackless tram"!

Tram 299 was using the old terminus as a short shunt - presumably to catch up with the timetable on route 12 - St Kilda to Victoria Bridge.

He even managed to pick up a couple of passengers on the old shunt - perhaps the first revenue passengers on this tramway for a long time.

Mal Rowe - always pleased to see something a bit unusual in the GTCOTS

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