Monday, June 11, 2012
On the face of it, it really does look like there is a tram stop at the front door of this property shown in a real estate flyer. But many is the time I have informed people standing there, usually tourists but not always, that it is not a tram stop but a bus stop, the bus stop nearest to where I live. Even if I don't tell them, after several trams fail to stop to pick them up, they start looking around and may notice the real tram stops, or that on the stop sign, it does actually say bus.
I know at least one local resident approached both MetLink and the bus company some years ago about better signage, but to no avail.
In Melbourne, tram stop signs are green, bus stop signs are orange and train stop signs are blue. Did anyone do a double take at the last one? I mean train replacement bus stops.
As for the real estate agent suggesting it is a tram stop right at the door and picturing one that is not, well, would you expect anything better?