How Melbourne Is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data

That’s why Melbourne, Australia’s Yarra Trams, the largest tram system in the world, turned to big data, the cloud, mobile, and analytics to transform its services. Yarra Trams is dramatically improving service on its 250 kilometers of double tracks by reconfiguring routes on the fly, pinpointing and fixing problems before they occur, and responding quickly to challenges, whether it’s sudden flooding, major events in the city, or just rush hour traffic.
As a result, the iconic 100-year old system is consistently beating the service and punctuality goals it set for itself.