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.
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