Re: Grotty

Melbourne has a long, proud tradition of grotty trams which it should fight
to uphold, I believe! The funniest comment on this that I recall reading
was on Railpage when the Mebourne trams had that rough grey colour and one
person posted that the trams looked as though they had been painted with a
yard broom. I guess wrap has improved it for a while, but wrap eventually
deteriorates. PTV could make presentation a KPI in the contract but then
the contract price might be a little higher to cover that.

Tony P

On Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 09:54:33 UTC+10 Mal Rowe wrote:

> On 08/06/2022 21:28, Ron Stux wrote:

> > Talking about grotty, I was surprised by how worn some of the E's were

> > when I was there last month. Especially around the doors, where the

> > bright yellow seems to be in very poor shape.

> >

> Agreed - pic attached.


> On some of them the reflective strip on the door edges is peeling off.

> I suspect there may have been a bad batch of the reflective tape.


> Remember however, that these trams have been in service up to 9 years -

> they are probably due for some new livery film.


> Some of the first refurbed Bs are also showing some scuff marks after up

> to 5 years since the refurb..


> Mal Rowe