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February 2016
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Preservation and Tourist
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At the end of its run from Adelaide, Citadis tram 205 arrives at the long single track terminus at Moseley Square, Glenelg, on 10 September 2015. This tram is in an all-over ad livery of the City of Holdfast Bay, but retains its characteristic red ends.
Ian Hammond


Modernising Melbourne's Iconic Tramcars
In 2011 a program began for the upgrading of some of Melbourne's famous W Series trams, as a result of commitments made by the Victorian Government to keep a number of these traditional cars in operation. The intention was to replace items that required intensive maintenance, or for which spare parts were difficult to obtain, with modern equivalents. Peter Clark provides some insights as to how this was successfully achieved.

Melbourne tackles level crossing removals
With level crossing removal becoming a significant political issue in the 2000s as both road and rail traffic increased across Melbourne it was not surprising that the defeat of the Napthine Coalition government in November 2014 by Daniel Andrews and Labor did nothing to diminish the level crossing issue. In fact the new government increased the political focus on level crossing elimination. John Hoyle reports on the current achievements and future plans of the aptly-named Level Crossing Removal Authority.

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