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The Longest Wait (Central Park Metrolink station (Rochdale line), Manchester, UK)

Suppose you had attended the completion of Central Park station on Manchester’s Metrolink network and then decided to catch the first tram out. You would have waited… 1,739 more words


Trouble with Trams

Driving hazards in 1934, when British traffic rules and road designs were still evolving.

Tramcars are built with a considerable amount of overhang at each end, and for that reason the ends swing out for some distance when they round a curve. 313 more words

Social History

Is it time to extend West Coburg Tram route 58 to Hadfield?

Ever wondered why the West Coburg tram terminates at Melville Road and Bell Street intersection? This article in the Argus in 1944 explains that housing commission building needed to be kept within half a mile of the terminus, or the tram line should be extended up Turner and Derby streets. 455 more words

Public Transport

Tourist friendly Australia

Free transit zones

I can’t speak for Adelaide because I didn’t use the trams there but in both Perth and Melbourne they were exceptionally well set up tram-wise. 293 more words


200 Cyclists killed or injured by Edinburgh trams from 2009-2016

Over 200 cyclists have been injured by city trams in Edinburgh since May 2009, with at least one incident resulting in death.

EN4 News spoke to the author of the report, Edinburgh University’s Professor Chris Oliver. 176 more words


Melbourne, Aren't You Pleased to See Me?

Walking towards the tram stop that would take me into downtown Melbourne, I look up at the sky nervously.  The thunderous grey clouds that were once at the edge of my peripheral vision are now directly overhead, and as I stare they give a suggestive rumble.  623 more words