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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Melbourne's City Circle Tram & Tribute Video


Our free City Circle trams run along Flinders Street, up Spring St. across La Trobe St. down to Waterfront City, along Harbour Esplanade and back up Flinders St. They run every 12 minutes and go in both clock-wise and anti-clockwise direction. It's a great way to navigate the city and see some of Melbourne's sights.

Below is a video tribute to our tram conductors who at the decision of government were abolished.
There is good footage and history as well as humour and a little over half-way, one of the "connies" decided to do a full-frontal.
It should be pointed out that he kept his ticket bag on at all times.
And his hat.


Bring Back Our Connies

They may be returning in 2010, albiet in a limited number. We Melbournians loved our "connies" and want them back.

5 comments:

J Bar said...

I like the heritage look of that tram.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Leif Hagen said...

Hey, what time does the next tram arrive? I think I'll miss that one! Fun and colorful photo! I'm auto-posting during the next few days ....
: - )

~Cheryl said...

Great clip! I hope they do make a come-back!

Julie said...

Melbourne made a good decision when deciding to retain trams. I surely wish Sydney had decided the same way. Although, I guess your streets are wider and flater than many of ours ... but still ...

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Thanks for the comments.

J Bar - I agree, it gives them an "olde worlde" look and fits in well with the charm of Melbourne.

Leif - Thanks, I think they had fun making it (the video) too. Auto-posting? Enjoy your holidays.

Cheryl - Thanks, glad you liked it. I hope they come back too.

Julie - I'm very glad our trams were kept too. Melbourne was built on a grid, so it's easy. In the words of John Batman - "This is the place for a village." Funny thing - he was from NSW.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.