trams

We Have Trams in Surry Hills

“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.… Read the rest

Melbourne Needs 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 the neighbourhood where I live, Surry Hills.… Read the rest

Surry Hills Light Rail Update

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.… Read the rest

Devonshire Street Light Rail

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.… Read the rest