Category Archives: Australia & NZ: LRT/Trams

Princely praise: Charles lauds Melbourne tramways.

Prince Charles has created his share of headlines with his passionate advocacy for environmental causes, architecture and historic preservation. His worldview on sustainability and urban development also embraces tramways, as disclosed in HRH’s recent visit to Australia. In an address … Continue reading

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Pols back Adelaide tram extension

Politicians in Adelaide, South Australia, have expressed support for extending the tram network into the suburbs of North Adelaide and Prospect, according to this article in the City North Messenger newspaper. City Council officials see the extension as a means … Continue reading

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Sydney eyes new LRT as tram anniversary approaches.

It’s a bit of political one-upsmanship to warm the hearts of tram advocates. As reported in the Feb. 24 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, the transport spokeswoman for the New South Wales opposition “will today release plans for a … Continue reading

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Melbourne to buy Mulhouse ‘Bumblebee’ trams

It’s already Wednesday in Melbourne, where The Age newspaper is reporting that the state government of Victoria plans to buy five French trams that have been rented since 2008. The distinctive yellow Alstom cars have been well received in Melbourne, … Continue reading

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50 new Melbourne trams to be locally built.

Tram news from a different Preston: Fifty new Bombardier trams for Melbourne are to be constructed locally, according to reports released this week. They will be based at a new depot in the Melbourne suburb of Preston. According to this report by … Continue reading

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