Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Queen is pro-public transport

The Queen is visiting Australia and its not just Airforce Q and Rolls Royces for the Royal Couple. According to 'The Age', the Queen will take a ride in a 'Royal Tram'.

The royal couple will begin their "Meet the People" walk at 12.30pm from the National Gallery of Victoria through to Federation Square.

They will then have the chance to experience Melbourne's famous trams, boarding a "royal tram" which will take them along Swanston Street to Government House Drive.

"Melburnians have always been proud of our tram network and the Queen's tram ride in Melbourne will add to its rich history," Mr Baillieu said.

Im curious to know what type of tram will be used - an iconic W class ? the Bumblebee ? a low-floor Siemens ? 

The Royal Tram 

Im told that the reason that a Z Class tram was selected was that it has a centre rail on the stairs, for the Queen (who is in her 80's) to hold as she boarded. Low floor Siemens trams, do not have this. She seemed to enjoy her ride. 

See also: ACTION - By Royal appointment

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