When the temporary tram track was designed in St Kilda Rd, we were told the curve had been designed to ensure no tram screech.
When it went live last week and the screeching was terrible we were told – it will settle down in 2-3 days
When it didn’t settle down in 2-3 days, we were told – it needs another 2-3 days
When that didn’t happen we were told – We are currently investigating the cause of the noise and solutions to mitigate noise impacts to surrounding residences and businesses.
One of the big frustrations is that sometimes it is northbound trams, sometimes southbound, some mornings are good and afternoons bad, sometimes model x trams are bad sometimes they are fine. It is clearly more than one issue. Surely this is not the first time? Something is different to the work that Fulton Hogan did on Toorak Rd – that is a tighter curve and had zero screech. Surely John Holland did a ‘standard install’???
So how bad is it?
This was earlier in the week
This was 9pm last night
This was this just now
If you live at The Botanica and it is causing you grief, call 1800 105 105 and politely complain