PT Problem of the Day: Speed restrictions slow trams to as little as 15 km/h

Tram speed restrictions on St Kilda Road

It’s not just a lack of traffic priority that slows down trams. Poor track conditions like here on St Kilda Road result in speed restrictions. While cars are able to whizz by at 60 km/h, trams are meant to slow to a mere 15 km/h.

This affects some 7 tram routes, and thousands of passengers every day, and there are similar speed restrictions right across Melbourne.

Is it too much to ask that Melbourne’s iconic tram network gets the investment it needs so that these speeds can be lifted?

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