Don’t get me wrong - I love the Number 55 tram - it’s safe, its arguably the most scenic on the network (love speeding through Royal Park on a warm summer’s night) and it full of my fellow west brunswickians. But unfortunately its not just full - its overflowing and the most over loaded in Melbourne. It can’t be good that our trams having more than 20% too many people in them, with those well known curves on the Route 55.
The issue is - Z-Class trams are not anyone’s friend this side of Sydney Rd. They are hot in summer, cold in Winter. Hard to get on, Hard to get off. And now with two ticket systems - there’s a lot going on but no where to sit.
Now our tram route has been improved by more services in the am and pm peak times - but it still isn’t enough. We need more trams and at the very least we should only have B-Class trams on our tracks.
Victorian Government - it’s time for action and action now!
Bye for now
West Brunny Honey