The Melbourne system suffers enormous political neglect that has been going
on for years, which is sad for an organisation that is highly professional
and knowledgeable and would be up with the best in the world if it was let
off the leash. This is in marked contrast to most of those great tram
systems in Europe that, over the last 20 years, have been lavished with
strong political support and, often, generous EU funding as well. I
wouldn't be putting the Melbourne system down, I'd be aiming at the
deadheads from both political sides that have occupied Vic Parliament house
for too many years and allowed the neglect to happen. Melbourne is the
Cinderella of the great tram systems.
On Monday, 13 June 2022 at 20:18:29 UTC+10 Mick Duncan wrote:
> Gday All
> How is a Tram capital measured,No of trams,headways or route milage?
> I dont think Melb would go too well on headways or the Tram fleet
> Cheers, Mick
> On 12/06/2022 8:07 pm,noe...@... wrote:
> > Very debatable.
> > Two or three cities I have been to on my travels would be up there,
> Prague and Vienna with Budapest a maybe.
> > NMF
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> > Sent: Sunday, 12 June 2022 3:39 PM
> > To: TramsDownUnder tramsdo...@...>
> > Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Tram Capital of the World
> > It's official - Melbourne is the Tram Capital of the world.
> > Yesterday took me through the Elizabeth St tram terminus for the
> umpteenth time, but it was the first time I have noticed a plaque in the
> pavement of the Sir Robert Risson Tram Terminus.
> > It made the official (as in announced by Victoria's then Minister for
> Public Transport) statement that Melbourne is the Tram Capital of the world.
> > So that's settled.
> > Mal Rowe - expecting a dissenting view from al least one TDU member
> mentioning Prague
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