This tram and bus shelter shown below is at a stop in Footscray – at Tiernan Street and Droop Street.
Sometime in late-January the main panel of glass got smashed.
Authorities cleared away the broken glass and put hazard tape around it.
Fresh tape was provided a couple of weeks later.
But what about actually fixing it?
Here’s a photo from today. There’s now no trace of hazard tape or new glass.
This is not a once off. I’ve seen it take months for some shelters to be repaired or replaced after being hit by cars.
Rain doesn’t fall vertically. With no glass, wind also goes right through it. And winter is coming.
This particular stop gets pretty busy. It’s the closest tram stop to Victoria University’s Footscray Park campus, and it also serves two bus routes, and will also be the tram stop for the new Footscray hospital once built.
Really this stop (and others along this route) should get an accessible platform and low floor trams.
But in the mean time, basic passenger shelter is important.
So are they actually going to fix this? One would certainly hope so.