PT Problem of the Day: Tram overcrowding becoming commonplace

POTD: Tram crowding

It’s not just trains that get packed. This is tram route 8 in the evening peak. Increasing numbers of tram services are suffering from overcrowding, with many cases of passengers being left behind, unable to board. While the former government finally got around to ordering 50 new trams, the first of these won’t arrive until 2012 — and it will be 2017 before they are all in service.

It’s just another example of poor public transport planning, which is why we need a central Public Transport Authority, staffed by expert planners, to better co-ordinate and manage our public transport.

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