Muni adds Melbourne tram to fleet

October 7, 2009 12:19:58 PM PDT
Muni added another streetcar to the fleet Wednesday and it came all the way from Australia.

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Mayor Gavin Newsom helped launch the Melbourne tram into the F-Market line.

The green and cream-colored tram was built in 1946. It is the second Melbourne streetcar to become part of the special route. San Francisco revived its historic line in 1995.

It is popular with tourists and commuters and carries 18,000 passengers a day.

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