Melbourne Needs Hills

“Ding Ding”. I smiled when I heard the familiar sound of a tram. After a long absence, light rail (trams) will soon return more prominently to the streets of Sydney. Although we’ve had them for a while around the casino and the Inner West, they’ve been absent for decades from the main CBD, and around …

Surry Hills Light Rail Update

They’ve been “testing” the new light rail (trams) in Surry Hills for about three months now. Though infrequent at the beginning, I live close enough to the tracks to notice the “ding ding” sounds have become more frequent. At night, sometimes they’ve been as regular as every ten to fifteen minutes. The rumble of the …

Light Rail Construction

For most people photographs of the construction of a light-rail (tram) aren’t that interesting. For me, they are, especially as it’s happening in my neighbourhood, and will continue to do so for the next 12-18 months. For the most part, it’s still lots of photographs of holes in the ground, but eventually it will get …

Devonshire Street Lightrail Construction

I smiled when I saw the mural was still there, standing in the midst of the construction zone. Though I have no idea if that’s a good or a bad thing, in terms of preservation, it gave me a smile to see it standing there nonetheless. Seemingly further back from where it used to be, …

Devonshire Street Light Rail

Sydney is undergoing a revolution. 50 or so years since the trams were removed, they’re returning as “light rail”. Pretty soon, I’ll have a tram heading up Devonshire Street, not far from where I live. As construction work is underway, I thought I’d share a few photographs. (Hi Highriser). I’m planning on sharing some more …