Transport in Victoria Australia
Movement in Victoria
The stage coaches first began in 1854.
Trams were known to people at first as an amazing new invention but as they began to use them they realized they had many disadvantages as they frightened horses and killed pedestrians in there way.
The first railway line in Victoria began in 1855 and the first trains were slow and uncomfortable.
Travel by coach was not only expensive but difficult, over rough roads and steep gullies. The roads were so bad that passengers often had to get out and walk or help push the coach through a mud hole or creek. The accident that occurred most often was a broken metal spring which meant a long wait for repairs or continuing the journey another way.