Sydney plans to introduce a light rail system that features trams without the usual overhead cables in a bid to reduce the visually intrusive clutter usually associated with such systems.
According to a report in the Australian Telegraph, the wire-free trams are expected to run on batteries that will be recharged at stops.
To reduce investment costs, Sydney has also taken delivery of four used trams from Spain with another six more ordered. Have a look at the used trams here.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Gold Coast is also introducing a light rail system featuring trams.
See a photo of the tram here.
Thanks to Ric Francis for the heads up.
By the way, if you are tired of traffic jams and want public transport to be improved, register now for the “Reclaim our streets: Towards sustainable public transport” forum in Penang this Saturday afternoon. It is organised by Penang Forum and Working Group on Public Transport. Gurmit Singh and Chow Kon Yeow are the keynote speakers.