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.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
One of our most loved Melbourne icons - our trams. When other Australian capital cities closed down their tram network between the 50's and 70's, Melbourne thankfully did not.
Did you know that Melbourne is home to the largest tram network in the world and is a major form of public transport, and has 245 km of tram tracks, 500 trams and 1,813 tram stops? That is a lot of tram stops! And has around 178 million passenger trips a year?
Here is a map of Melbourne's Tram Network
The above tram was one of the "new" trams when I was a little girl - it had nice seats with vinyl padding on them. But usually when we caught the tram, it was almost always one of the "old" ones - long timber seats down both sides, timber seats in the middle with doorways but no doors. Used to get a bit cold in winter.
This was one of the W Class trams, introduced in 1923 and below is one of the "old" ones.
I'll be doing more photos/posts about our lovable trams.