Isn't it marvellous. Ten new trains for Melbourne in 2009. Meanwhile six have been saved or resurrected from the dead. These old trains are like thirty or forty years old. They are still quite serviceable unless the the weather is warm. But what happens when the ten new trains arrive? Do these old six get retired and so we only get four extra trains? Or are they kept on to soldier on for a few more years?
And just like Sydney, we are going to add a couple of minutes here and there to timetables so that the trains can run on time. Funny, those dreadful old red rattlers used to make their trips in less time, while carrying far more people than trains do now, no matter how crowded you may feel. We have come a long way.
While in a tram today that was blocked from crossing Lonsdale Street by cars blocking the intersection crossing Swanston Street today, and again at Flinders Street I do really wonder whether this government has any committment to public transport.