Ever since Buddhist monks got on at Lake Weroona it’s been quiet. Too quiet.

“The tram wouldn’t shut up with the conspiracy theories,” says driver Nick Bouzouki. “Something about Thomas the Tank Engine implanting microchips that track people with a digital ID.”

That was the last straw for the Bendigo Tramways staff so they hired a Yogi to teach the tram oneness and how to take a vow of silence.

It’s been 2 weeks and the talking tram has been quiet as a church mouse.

“You’re supposed to teach people about Bendigo’s history, not whatever Pete Evans is doing,” said one team member.

The talking Tram refused to be interviewed.