Friday, May 16, 2008

Trams and the wet

The big issue in the paper tomorrow will be that trains were unable to operate in rain this morning. Which is fair.
There are lots of legitimate concerns about the choice of tram that was made: narrow despite wide roads, uncouplable despite large variation in traffic volume, and apparently we got the cheap version which doesn't include a sand box to made tracks less slippery in the rail.
I know we live in Adelaide, but it does sometimes rain and that's when you need the trams the most!
I hope that when I become manager of Australia's rail system, I take notice of these lessons and do things properly.

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