Odd, indeed. There is no mention in today's (print) edition of The Canberra Times. Perhaps yesterday was a slow-news day in the Gong (where the CT is printed these days, I understand), whereas the CT had extensive coverage of the arrest in Melbourne of a suspect in a 23-year-old ACT cold murder case, squeezing out what might have been a good way to stir up the anti-tram hornet's nest in its letter page.
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Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Trams back on track after crash causes traffic delays | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW
Funny it’s on the Illawarra Mercury site, but there ya go :
Trams back on track after crash causes traffic delays
[Two trams have collided at the intersection of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street in Melbourne. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)]
Two trams have collided at the intersection of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street in Melbourne. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS)
Two crashed trams have been cleared from a busy Melbourne intersection after hours of traffic headaches for commuters.
Emergency services were called to the incident at Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street in East Melbourne about 10am on Wednesday.
Trams on routes 86, 96 and 30 were diverted along La Trobe Street for almost four hours while all west and southbound traffic lanes were closed.
Victoria's Department of Transport confirmed the intersection was reopened about 2pm after the trams were cleared.
Trams and buses were back on their normal routes, while traffic delays have eased along Nicholson Street, Brunswick Street and Victoria Parade.
"The Department of Transport and Planning thanks motorists and passengers for their patience as crews worked to clear the incident," a spokesperson said in a statement.
Paramedics were called to the scene but did not treat or transport any patients, Ambulance Victoria confirmed.
Yarra Trams will investigate what caused the two trams to collide.
"Safety is our number one priority at all times and an investigation will be completed to determine the events leading up to the collision," a spokeswoman said.
"We apologise to our passengers for the delays caused by this incident."
Australian Associated Press
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