" If a traffic light was installed to control that traffic then the
situatiojn of a motorist being confronted by two trams heading south on
parallel tracks coule be avoided. "
Surely the relevant road rule in this case is "might is right"?
On Monday, 20 November 2023 at 11:25:05 UTC+11 Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 20/11/2023 00:22, Geoffrey D Dean wrote:
> > A few years ago they lengthened most termini to accommodate two Z/Z3
> > trams. Glen Iris can just take two Combinos with about an inch to
> > spare at the points blade.
> The immediate issue when the G class start rolling out in 2025 will be
> the stub terminus for Footscray trams in Pascoe Vale Rd.
> It has a capacity of two Z3s or one G - it may at a squeeze take a Z and
> a G - pic attached.
> That capacity is frequently used when trams on routes 57 and 82 are
> running in to Essendon Depot or running out.
> Once the new Maidstone Depot is operational that won't happen often, as
> 57 and 82 will run from that depot.
> However, the shunt is occasionally used if either route 57 or 59 is
> blocked by some event to allow bypass via the other route.
> It would be difficult to extend the shunt, but one solution would be to
> reinstate the crossover beside the shunt in Pascoe Vale Rd. See:
> That section of Pascoe Vale Rd has very little motor traffic as the only
> access is via a U-turn from Mt Alexander Rd. That slip lane is behind
> the two red T lights in the attached picture.
> If a traffic light was installed to control that traffic then the
> situatiojn of a motorist being confronted by two trams heading south on
> parallel tracks coule be avoided.
> Mal Rowe - musing