Here’s another in my series of old photos from ten years ago – December 2013.
Upgraded lighting at bus stops? Alas no – it was just an antique shop display adjacent to a bus stop.
A less glamorous stop: the Elizabeth Street tram terminus – still lacking platform stops even in 2023.
It was less than a year until the 2014 State Election, and these protestors gathered on the steps of State Parliament to rail against the East West Link, which was eventually cancelled by Labor after the election.
The reverse view, looking at trams on Bourke Street. At the time, route 86 was all high floor trams.
Further west, Bourke Street Mall. It must take a special level of self-importance and/or a complete lack of awareness to park your motorcycles like this in the middle of a tram platform stop.
Transdev liked to customise the Out Of Service displays to include their logo. Ventura also does this; and possibly other operators too.
Thankfully some ads, like this one for Luna Park, avoided covering the windows.
A more serious (but shorter term) problem: summer timetable changes, which this poster is advertising, included some pretty drastic cuts, which caused severe crowding in some cases. After some PTUA campaigning, some cuts were reversed – and more importantly they haven’t repeated this level of summer cuts.