Glenhuntly and Truganini road track and overhead upgrade
Construction of new platform stops on St Kilda Rd - 11 June to early August 2015
Tram routes changed, abolished in shake-up to ease congestion
Moonee Ponds tram upgrade project
New accessible tram stop for Route 1 & 8 passengers
Toorak Terminus tram upgrade project
Record tram performance in 2014
May 2015 performance results
Your new Jolimont/MCG tram stop
Five stories over five weeks by five Melbourne Writers Festival authors.
We've partnered with Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) to bring you exclusive 17 minute stories and the #onboardbookclub for your tram journey from 24 July to 30 August.
Five inspiring authors have created 17 minute stories - the average length of the tram ride in Melbourne - making them the perfect for enjoying on your commute. Read this week's 17 minute story on your mobile device and join the #onboardbookclub conversation on Twitter to connect with everyone who reads.
You'll enjoy exclusive stories by Graeme Simsion, Michaela McGuire, Paul Mitchell, Jessica Yu and former refugee Mohammad Ali Baqiri (in collaboration with writers Michael Green and André Dao).
Every week MWF will post a question via @melbwritersfest related to the week's story. For your chance to win a MWF prize pack with selected Yarra Trams merchandise, tweet the answer with #onboardbookclub. A new story will be published every Monday on MWF 17 minute stories.
Read this week's 17 minute story on a tram and find your happy place. Here's a taste - you can also pick up a brochure at selected stops along route 86.
Mohammad Ali Baqiri: My Story
In Afghanistan, we were living in a village between two
valleys. There are twenty houses in the village. We were just busy
with the crops we had, because that's what we were eating, you know
- whatever we had…
Read this story from 27 July 2015
Michaela McGuire: Keeping Time
In 1927, Thomas Parnell, a physics professor at the
University of Queensland, began the world's longest-running lab
experiment. Designed to show his students that objects that appear
solid can flow like liquids, he poured hot pitch into a glass
funnel, allowed it to cool, and then waited…
Read this story from 3 August
Graeme Simsion: Intervention on the No. 3
I have a little story that might interest you, partly
because it relates, in a roundabout way, to the patient I told you
about who was involved - or, more to the point, not involved - in
that altercation on the tram…
Read this story from 10 August
Paul Mitchell: Furnishing Questions for the Dalai
I was disappointed I wouldn't get to meet the Dalai Lama.
But it was still a juicy freelance job: preparing questions for an
interview a colleague would soon conduct with His Holiness. I pored
through books and websites in the tiny, makeshift office in my
Read this story from 17 August
Jessica Yu: Pillar of Salt
Ah Chhio was dressed in newest white from the collar of
his fake Ralph Lauren polo to the toes of his tube socks. He stood
on the cemetery altar, fists stuffed with hot pink million dollar
Read this story from 24 August
Follow @yarratrams, @melbwritersfest @railpage and #onboardbookclub on Twitter to get involved.
This article first appeared on www.yarratrams.com.au
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