May 2017 performance results
Friday 9 June 2017
Yarra Trams delivered 98.34 per cent of services in May with 79.74 per cent of services arriving on time. Network punctuality improved each week throughout May.
Tram operations in May were affected by a number of external incidents. There were four incidents involving trucks in one week - three collisions with trams and one collision with overhead wires.
These included a truck to tram collision which derailed a tram and affected Route 58 services for 10 hours, and a truck which damaged overhead wires and affected Route 82 services for seven hours. This is a reminder for all road users to be aware of safety and to check for trams before turning.
Additional services were operated in May for a number of special events including concerts and AFL, netball and rugby union matches.
Trams share the city's roads and traffic congestion is the leading factor affecting tram performance, which is why we continue to work closely with our on-road partners including VicRoads to find ways to make journey times more reliable.
Yarra Trams manages the network in real-time to adjust to the road conditions and help people to safely get to where they want to go.