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Channel Nine News has aired a story about the tram priority trial underway on Nicholson
Street, Route 96 until Thursday 24 November.
In the report it is revealed that Melbourne trams spend 17% of
their time waiting at signals, compared to 6% in Zurich and 1% in
Bordeaux and Lyon. The Bordeaux and Lyon networks are operated by
Keolis, a member of the KDR partnership which operates Yarra
Melbourne has the largest tram network in the world but our
vehicles have an average speed of 15km/h compared to 19km/h in Hong
Kong, 20km/h in Berlin and 30km/h in London. The Nicholson Street
trial involves VicRoads giving trams priority at traffic signals to
speed up journeys and decrease the amount of time spent waiting at
Results of the trial will be available in coming months.
News footage courtesy National Nine News.
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