But as I was observing it is quite different when a tram arrives at a stop. There are nine different tram routes along Swanston Street and with a tram every twelve minutes on each route during the day, you aren't going to wait very long for one, slightly over a minute, well in theory. However, when a tram arrives it seems like an invisible soul is calling out 'hurry, hurry, this will be the last tram ever down Swanston Street. If you don't catch this one now, you will never get another. Yes, don't worry about the big wide doors. Everybody queue at the narrow front door. Yes, ignore the line of empty trams behind this one, because you know better. You know this is the last tram down Swanston Street and if you miss this one, you life will be ruined.'
People always seem in such a rush when catching a tram and would rather pack in like sardines on the first one to arrive than get on a following tram and sit in comfort. Of course some are catching a particular tram because they are going travel on that actual routes out of the city, but most are not. We humans are strange animals at times. Photo from The Age.