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The other member of the crew, the conductor, moved between the trailer and dummy car to collect fares from passengers and had the important job of signalling to the gripman when it was safe to move after letting passengers on or off.Melbournians embraced the new transport technology. The first cable tram service to Richmond commenced in November 1885 and by July 1886 The Age reported "The tramway system of Melbourne, now clasping the city and its environs like the tentacles of an octopus, is making far more rapid progress than was even hoped for or expected." Carlton residents enjoyed the benefits of cable tram services along Nicholson Street to Park Street, and Carlton via Lygon and Elgin Streets, introduced on 30 August and 21 December 1887 respectively.Lygon Street north of Elgin Street was not part of the cable tram network.Bus services now run the full length of Rathdowne Street, from Victoria Street, Carlton, through to Park Street, North Carlton.If you have old photos or stories about your experiences with particular businesses or institutions we would appreciate hearing from you. The Carlton cable tram line (also known as Johnston Street Bridge) travelled via Lygon, Elgin and Johnston Streets and terminated at Abbotsford.The North Carlton linee followed the Carlton line to Rathdowne Street, then travelled north to Park Street.In the end, Councillor Ievers triumphed and the horse tramway proposal was defeated.
Tram infrastructure was under the control of the Melbourne Tramways Trust, who built and maintained the tracks, while the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company was responsible for operating the service.As in any business partnership, there were sometimes differences of opinion and this came to the fore during planning for the North Carlton line.In December 1886, the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company wrote to the Melbourne Tramways Trust expressing concerns about the cost of constructing an engine house for the North Carlton line.In June 1930, a dummy car was derailed following a collision with a motor truck travelling on the wrong side of Rathdowne Street.The truck driver claimed he was making a right hand turn from Newry Street when the front wheels of the truck locked and he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to veer into the path of the oncoming tram.
Councillor Ievers, representing the interests of North Carlton, mounted a strong case for a cable tram service as a superior form of locomotion.