We were promised some high tech stuff on the Cross Yarra Project – is this it??
Today near the old Domain Interchange I spotted two people working very diligently with a brush pan and brush!! Almost looked like an archaeological dig??
Here is a short video of tonight’s trams – after a peaceful morning when things seemed better, it is now as bad as it has ever been.
Something must be different to the new tracks on the Toorak Rd corner…are the sleepers, clips, rail different?????
I’m not sure how many of you know, but the City of Port Phillip regularly asks their residents “what do you think?”
The surveys cover matters like electronic waste disposal, alcohol bans on the beaches, the council plans/budgets, Middle Park library and lots more.
I save this link and go back occasionally – I suggest you do the same
I’ve just got back and the squeal is much better today – interesting…what has changed?? I’ve been told that Yarra Trams seemed to do a lot of cleaning last night and again this morning (running their cleaning machine over the tracks).
Does cleaning really make that much difference? If it does, why did they wait until it was soooo bad??? How often will they do it?
Sounds much more like an alignment issue but I am no tram expert
At least I may be able to sleep here tonight
We were told that the squeal would diminish over 2-3 days. That did happen but this evening it has returned, and it is bad. This video shows consecutive trams coming out of the city in the evening peak. City bound trams are almost all squeal free….could it be load related??
If you are not happy then call 1800 105 105 and politely explain your concern
Hopefully this guy also is ‘hearing’ the problem
The tram works are done for now, the tunnel digging hasn’t started and the noise from the trams has subsided a lot…so I thought I’d turn the time lapse camera to the city last night.
You should received this document in your letterbox today. This will be the set up until at least June
I have just come back from the Community Reference Group and have some news.
..and yes I have raised the issue of the trams being very noisy on the new tracks. There is some hope that it will improve as the tracks ‘bed in’ and the drivers take a little more care. It is only some trams – not all.
If it is causing you grief – feel free to ring 1800 105 105 and lodge a complaint.
Wow – what a busy couple of weeks. Really it was more than two weeks but the intense stuff with road closures has been 12 days.
There has been some high tech
and low tech
There has been shortage of decision makers
…and no lack of people giving directions
Some appeared to be looking for divine assistance
..others phoning a friend
The award for the most friendly and helpful person was Sammy
..but this guy helped the Melbourne Grammar students recover their footy
The weather was great to start with but became cold and wet. One morning it was spectacular
Here is my favourite time lapse for the week – the night the tracks went down at the Southern End
Here is short video of the successful test run and a couple of photos
The schedule says that we will have full operations tomorrow – great to see a ‘test run‘ just now.
Not sure it will be very efficient if it needs six people in fluoro vests to walk in front of each one 😉
Well done all round