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By John Hargreaves - 3 September 2015 29

Just a nuance about last week’s Operation Fortitude demo in Melbourne.  I’ll bet most of the demonstrators (not to be confused with rioters), got the site at Flinders Street Station by tram – read light rail.

Barcelona tram

Ha ha.

As the Newcastle song goes……….. Don’t you ever let a chance go by, oh Lord.

(Photo: Barcelona tram)

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Border Force by tram
watto23 9:32 pm 05 Sep 15

gazket said :

Lefties bludge of the system and want everyone else to pay for their transport.

What like how my taxes go to pay for roads? Absolutely ridiculous argument. One could probably argue that Lefties taxes subsidise the righties car obsession.

Then again NSW Liberal government are extending or building more light rail in Sydney, Light Rail in Newcastle. New light rail on the GC and proposal for light rail on the Sunshine coast also.

Although I fear I may be retired before we get a sensible public transport plan from the Libs in the ACT. Technically we haven’t got one from Labor either, as I can never see light rail being viable to Tuggeranong or even Woden.

JC 11:21 pm 04 Sep 15

ungruntled said :

Same old, same old . .

They put in trams when trams were new. The rest of the city grew around them

Where rail has gone into green-field sites it is still often reasonably successful.

It’s now nearly 2016. Time has moved on. So has technology. So has global pollution.

We can do better. Why don’t we try !

Thankfully we are getting a light rail line not a team line. Been plenty of light lines put into cities after the fact.

Ps we can go better can we. How do? More buses? Pods running on monorails like someone here constantly peddles? Teleporting?

HiddenDragon 6:16 pm 04 Sep 15

dungfungus said :

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

Yeah they are great aren’t they!

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

I recall that in another thread you were praising Gaudi and his architecture which is prominent in Barcelona.
You are aware that Gaudi died from injuries received when a tram ran over him in Barcelona?

And as we approach the 185th anniversary, let us not forget William Huskisson:

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/huskisson.html

gazket 5:17 pm 04 Sep 15

Lefties bludge of the system and want everyone else to pay for their transport.

rubaiyat 1:08 pm 04 Sep 15

bikhet said :

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.

That’s because Melbourne has a tram NETWORK, not one line that goes from nowhere to nowhere. The Melbourne network is great. I use it whenever I’m there and when I lived in Melbourne I didn’t own a car as I used the trams all the time.

ungruntled said :

They put in trams when trams were new. The rest of the city grew around them

Not just when trams were new, but before car ownership was common.

rubaiyat said :

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

Wrong! Melbourne may be a beautiful city, but there’s still plenty of car parking and car parks.

Wrong! Not in the main city streets and not the ugly in your face open broken pavement and concrete monstrosities everywhere in Canberra.

rubaiyat 1:03 pm 04 Sep 15

dungfungus said :

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

Yeah they are great aren’t they!

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

I recall that in another thread you were praising Gaudi and his architecture which is prominent in Barcelona.
You are aware that Gaudi died from injuries received when a tram ran over him in Barcelona?

Yes, and that Isadora Duncan died when her scarf wrapped around the axle of the car she was travelling in, T. S. Lawrence topped himself on a motorbike, James Dean in his sports car…

So?

dungfungus 11:18 am 04 Sep 15

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

Yeah they are great aren’t they!

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

I recall that in another thread you were praising Gaudi and his architecture which is prominent in Barcelona.
You are aware that Gaudi died from injuries received when a tram ran over him in Barcelona?

bikhet 10:58 am 04 Sep 15

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.

That’s because Melbourne has a tram NETWORK, not one line that goes from nowhere to nowhere. The Melbourne network is great. I use it whenever I’m there and when I lived in Melbourne I didn’t own a car as I used the trams all the time.

ungruntled said :

They put in trams when trams were new. The rest of the city grew around them

Not just when trams were new, but before car ownership was common.

rubaiyat said :

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

Wrong! Melbourne may be a beautiful city, but there’s still plenty of car parking and car parks.

dungfungus 9:59 am 04 Sep 15

rubaiyat said :

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

Yeah they are great aren’t they!

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

There must be two Barcelonas because that is not the one I saw 3 years ago.

rubaiyat 8:20 am 04 Sep 15

dungfungus said :

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

Yeah they are great aren’t they!

Beautiful city and the trams help keep it that way and make it so much easier to get around with a distinct lack of ugly car parking and car parks to mar the beauty.

Masquara 11:44 pm 03 Sep 15

Che?

ungruntled 6:58 pm 03 Sep 15

Same old, same old . .

They put in trams when trams were new. The rest of the city grew around them

Where rail has gone into green-field sites it is still often reasonably successful.

It’s now nearly 2016. Time has moved on. So has technology. So has global pollution.

We can do better. Why don’t we try !

dungfungus 1:43 pm 03 Sep 15

Difficult to work out what John’s point is but I conclude that lefties prefer to use trams on the way to demos.
Don’t know why the pic is of a Barcelona tram – John was in Spain recently and he appears to have been mesmerised by the trams in that city.

rosscoact 1:34 pm 03 Sep 15

Now you’ve done it.

1. Trams are evil
2. Criticising the outstanding work the Federal Government is doing is the devils work
3. What next? Saying that we are pretty damn close to being in a recession?

Get thee behind me.

dlenihan 12:21 pm 03 Sep 15

What?

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