Australia’s second largest city is Melbourne. It has some 4.8 million inhabitants that got many transit options. One of them is a local train system which is more alike a Metro systems in Europe. Then you have a rapid rail system serving the Melbourne area, which is part of the Australian railways in the classical sense, but with a frequent suburban train service which runs in a 4-track underground loop in the centre of Melbourne.
Depending on the time of the day trains run around the city loop clockwise or anti-clockwise. In this section the frequencies between the trains is short. But Melbourne got one line service that doesn’t follow the circle loop. Sandringham trains leave from Flinders Street station without running around the loop as that station is the start of the line. What’s good with having a good local train Metro alike system is that you can get cheap tickets to Sydney from Melbourne and you won’t need to change so many times until the desired destination is reached.
Also Melbourne got one of world’s largest light rail tram networks. And it is this network that is now getting upgrades. That’s what this article is about. It deserves that!
More E-Class Light Rail Trams Bombardier for Melbourne in Australia
The Victoria state government announced on September 18 Metro Report announces that it had ordered 10 more E-Class trams from Bombardier for A$83m which is calculated into 51,294,000 EURO.
Bombardier is already supplying 80 low-floor trams from its Dandenong factory under previously placed orders; the 70th of these is expected to arrive in the next few weeks for Melbourne citizen to use in their daily life.
Melbourne got one of world’s most extensive tram networks in the world. But the transit company is pretty strict. So do pay for your ride or you will get fines. We experienced to see many young people getting caught for not paying for the rides. The system uses a MYKI travel card system. So do pay before you ride.
Here is a List of MYKI type of card types that is used in Melbourne, Australia
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For much more information. Go to PTV Website page for all information that you need. Most important to know is that paid and valid MYKI cards can be used on trams, trains and busses. Which is really handy!
So, with all of this information given to you. The new light rail tram wagons will give everyone a much better travel experience in Melbourne, Australia.
Source: PTV website, Metro Report