Joined: 14 Aug. 2003
From: Christchurch New Zealand
Interesting. Yours is just one of numerous cities around the world which are either extending their existing tram routes or starting from scratch [sometimes just replacing what they had mumble-mumble years ago, anyway].
The Gold Coast area of south-eastern Queensland [Surfers' Paradise, et al.] is undergoing such a programme. The locals are getting a bit peeved off about the length of time that it is taking but, if it is to be done properly, it's not something that can be done 'overnight'.
Here, we are looking forward to the possible re-opening of the earthquake-affected Tourist Tram around the City, later this year.
Adelaide, which, apart from one route, closed its tram routes in the second half of the 1960's, has now extended the remaining route and replaced the vehicles which went into traffic in, I think, about the late 1920's.
This run was, for the greater part of its distance, an inter-urban service, running in its own reserved right-of-way.
And remember - don't sweat the petty things - and don't pet the sweaty things.