Constituency question: Upgrade Tram Stop 128
Mr HIBBINS (Prahran): My constituency question is to the Minister for Public Transport, and I ask: when will the minister fix the dangerous tram stop on the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road, stop 128 outbound on route 58? Commuters are frequently experiencing or witnessing near misses from vehicles not stopping for stationary trams, creating a risk of injury for passengers getting on or off the tram. With the new Capitol Grand Tower opening soon, this unsafe tram stop is going to get busier and busier. I am currently running a petition to upgrade the tram stop, and I will just read out some of the Facebook comments from locals: This is by far the most dangerous stop. I have seen so many near misses. So pleased to see this petition. Another: The tram drivers always tell people to be careful at this stop. Has to change. And another: Finally!!!! The numbers of times I’ve almost been hit by a car getting off at this stop is ridiculous. And then there’s the times I’ve stopped other people from being hit. And then there are all the times I’ve had been walking past and seen cars speed through to get the lights not even caring about the people getting off. If the minister is still not convinced, I would certainly invite her to come down and just stand at the stop for a few minutes and she will see what I am talking about.