"This would never happen in Melbourne", I heard someone say, with disdain, to his friend. I then watched him look around the carriage with a general "sneer". "Clearly they were from Melbourne, and clearly they were tram nerds", I thought to myself. What was the issue? There was a slight delay in the doors opening. … Continue reading We Have Trams in Surry Hills
"Ding Ding". I smiled when I heard the familiar sound of a tram. After a long absence, light rail (trams) will soon return more prominently to the streets of Sydney. Although we’ve had them for a while around the casino and the Inner West, they’ve been absent for decades from the main CBD, and around … Continue reading Melbourne Needs Hills
They've been "testing" the new light rail (trams) in Surry Hills for about three months now. Though infrequent at the beginning, I live close enough to the tracks to notice the "ding ding" sounds have become more frequent. At night, sometimes they've been as regular as every ten to fifteen minutes. The rumble of the … Continue reading Surry Hills Light Rail Update
After months and months of work on Devonshire Street, the Sydney Light Rail expansion project is starting to show benefits: tracks.
For most people photographs of the construction of a light-rail (tram) aren't that interesting. For me, they are, especially as it's happening in my neighbourhood, and will continue to do so for the next 12-18 months. For the most part, it's still lots of photographs of holes in the ground, but eventually it will get … Continue reading Light Rail Construction
I smiled when I saw the mural was still there, standing in the midst of the construction zone. Though I have no idea if that's a good or a bad thing, in terms of preservation, it gave me a smile to see it standing there nonetheless. Seemingly further back from where it used to be, … Continue reading Devonshire Street Lightrail Construction
Sydney is undergoing a revolution. 50 or so years since the trams were removed, they're returning as "light rail". Pretty soon, I'll have a tram heading up Devonshire Street, not far from where I live. As construction work is underway, I thought I'd share a few photographs. (Hi Highriser). I'm planning on sharing some more … Continue reading Devonshire Street Light Rail