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Protests For More Accessible Tram Services

Demanding better services on trams

Protests For More Accessible Tram Services Moreland Leader

Protestors have taken to Sydney Road in Brunswick, demanding better accessibility services on Melbourne trams.

Trams running down Sydney Road were held up at midday today, with people in wheelchairs, prams and the elderly demanding better services on trams.

According to a press release from one of the organisers of the protest, in 2002 people with disabilities were promised that by the end of 2017, 90 per cent of tram stops would be accessible.

Improved access to the tram network appears to be rolling out too slowly and in an ad hoc manner with low floor trams running on lines with no accessible tram stops and routes with several stops offering no accessible trams...People with disabilities are sick of being inconvenienced every day by the inability to catch a tram to where they want to go.

- Press release from Brian Caccianiga, protestor

A spokesperson from Public Transport Victoria told the Triple M Newsroom that services have returned to normal.

There were minor delays at the time of the protests, however these only lasted a few minutes. 

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