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Melbourne tram tracks

Tram tracks, pointwork, junctions, signals and so on from around the Melbourne tram network.

PTC-era 'Tram Accident Blackspot Area' sign

Tuesday 24 April 2012 20:35 PM
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Really cruddy looking track northbound on Elizabeth Street at La Trobe Street

Friday 6 April 2012 16:29 PM
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The soon to be removed single track south to west curve from Elizabeth to La Trobe Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 16:28 PM
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Single track south to west curve from La Trobe to Elizabeth Streets

Friday 6 April 2012 16:27 PM
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Crossover on La Trobe Street at Elizabeth Street

Note the gouges in the asphalt of the left (westbound) track - a tram must have derailed at some point

Friday 6 April 2012 16:27 PM
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Looking east on La Trobe Street at Elizabeth Street

Friday 6 April 2012 16:26 PM
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Looking east along Victoria Street

The two little used crossovers at visible in the background: note the single bladed point

Saturday 24 March 2012 17:54 PM
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Lonsdale Street crossover on Elizabeth Street

Tuesday 20 March 2012 13:48 PM
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'YT' imprinted in the concrete sleepers used by Yarra Trams

Wednesday 14 March 2012 17:44 PM
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Trackwork at the junction of Kings Way and Sturt Street

Looking north-east back towards the city

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:49 PM
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Trackwork at Domain Interchange, looking down Domain Road

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:30 PM
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That's rather pointless: making room for a bus lane by putting cars into the tram lane

Southbound on Queensbridge Street

Wednesday 14 March 2012 16:11 PM
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Reverse side of the disused colour light signal and MMTB track phone

Once upon a time the overhead in this section was de-energised except when a tram was using it, due to low flying aircraft at Essendon Airport. The work was done in 1954, but is no longer operational: http://tdu.to/164533.msg?sid=69399

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:10 PM
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Disused colour light signal for trams on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Once upon a time the overhead in this section was de-energised except when a tram was using it, due to low flying aircraft at Essendon Airport. The work was done in 1954, but is no longer operational: http://tdu.to/164533.msg?sid=69399

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:10 PM
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(1 time this month, 72 times this year)

Inductive loop embedded in a concrete slab on ballast track, use to trigger traffic lights up ahead

Sunday 11 March 2012 13:04 PM
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Crossover at Essendon Airport on route 59

Sunday 11 March 2012 12:42 PM
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Disused colour light signal for trams on Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Once upon a time the overhead in this section was de-energised except when a tram was using it, due to low flying aircraft at Essendon Airport. The work was done in 1954, but is no longer operational: http://tdu.to/164533.msg?sid=69399

Sunday 11 March 2012 10:57 AM
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(1 time this week, 1 time this month, 74 times this year)

Maribyrnong River bridge, carrying the route 57 and 82 trams west

Saturday 10 March 2012 12:01 PM
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Traffic lights on the approach to the new Melbourne Central tram stop, with three movements: bike, right turn and tram

Wednesday 7 March 2012 19:31 PM
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Northbound on Swanston Street, approaching the new platform stop outside Melbourne Central

Wednesday 7 March 2012 19:30 PM
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'Tram 50/50 Time Pt' sign between the tracks at Clifton Hill interchange

It marks a timekeeping point - don't leave more than 50 seconds ahead of schedule, and hopefully not more than 50 seconds late!

Tuesday 6 March 2012 10:30 AM
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(1 time this month, 73 times this year)

LED lights insert into the road surface

Part of the part time tram lane installation on Plenty Road, Preston

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:46 PM
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LED light insert into the road surface

Part of the part time tram lane installation on Plenty Road, Preston

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:46 PM
Viewed 971 times
(3 times this month, 67 times this year)

Control box for the warning signs

Part of the part time tram lane installation on Plenty Road, Preston

Saturday 18 February 2012 18:45 PM
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