THE GS TRAM SITE

MELBOURNE

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Aug. 1984




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INSET: DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Melbourne-1984 downtown tram map



I created the above maps by overlaying OpenStreetMap (OSM) maps with my own data. Copyright on the OSM maps is © OpenStreetMap contributors, licensed under a CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 licence).

Please note that the OSM maps used as a template for these maps corresponds to the situation at the time the map was downloaded and may show features that did not exist at the time the GS Tram Site is supposed to show. In particular, it may show bridges and highways that were built later.

TRAM ROUTES

Operator: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

  1 East Coburg - Lygon St. - University of Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Sturt St. - Park St. - Victoria Av. - South Melbourne Beach
  3 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Balaclava Rd. - East Malvern
  5 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Malvern
  6 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - High St. - Glen Iris
  8 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Domain Rd. - Toorak Rd. - Toorak
(9) Thornbury - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - Collins St. - City Collins St. [Off-peak/Evening peak-hour]
11 West Preston - Gilbert Rd. - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - Collins St. - City Collins St.
12 City Brunswick St. - Collins St. - Spencer St. - Clarendon St. - Mills St. - Park St. - St. Kilda
(13) West Preston - Gilbert Rd. - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - La Trobe St. - City La Trobe St. [Peak-hours only]
(14) La Trobe University - Thornbury - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - La Trobe St. - City La Trobe St. [Peak-hours only]
15 Moreland - Lygon St. - University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - St. Kilda Beach
19 North Coburg - Royal Parade - Elizabeth St. - City
(23) Mont Albert - Whitehorse Rd. - Cotham Rd. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - City La Trobe St. [Peak-hours only]
(24) North Balwyn - High St. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - City La Trobe St. [Peak-hours only]
30 City Brunswick St. - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - City La Trobe St. [Off-peak only]
31 City Brunswick St. - Collins St. - City Collins St. [Off-peak only]<
(32) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - Malvern Rd. - Burke Rd. - Camberwell Junction [Peak-hours only]
(35) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Malvern [Peak-hours only]
(36) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - High St. - Glen Iris [Peak-hours only]
(37) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - Brighton Rd. - Glenhuntly - Carnegie [Peak-hours only]
(38) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - Domain Rd. - Toorak Rd. - Toorak [Peak-hours only]
42 Mont Albert - Whitehorse Rd. - Cotham Rd. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - Collins St. - City Collins St.
48 North Balwyn - High St. - Bridge Rd. - Wellington Parade - Flinders St. - Spencer St. - City Spencer St.
(53) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - St. Kilda Beach [Peak-hours only]
55/56 Domain Interchange - Park St. - Kings Way - Queens Bridge St. - William St. - Peel St. - Flemmington Rd. - Melville Rd. - West Coburg [55 in this direction, 56 back]
57 West Maribyrnong - Maribyrnong Rd. - Newmarket - Abbotsford St. - Victoria St. - Elizabeth St. - City
59 Airport West - Essendon - Mooney Ponds - Flemmington Rd. - Elizabeth St. - City
64 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Hawthorn Rd. - East Brighton
(65) City William St. - William St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - St. Kilda Rd. - Balaclava Rd. - Hawthorn Rd. - East Brighton [Peak-hours only]
67 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Brighton Rd. - Glenhuntly - Carnegie
69 St. Kilda Beach - Balaclava Rd. - Glenferrie Rd. - Kew
70 Princes Bridge - Melbourne Park - Richmond - Swan St. - Riversdale Rd. - Wattle Park
72 City Victoria St. - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - Princes Bridge - St. Kilda Rd. - Malvern Rd. - Burke Rd. - Camberwell
75 East Burwood (Middleborough Road) - Toorak Rd. - Camberwell Rd. - Riversdale Rd. - Bridge Rd. - Wellington Parade - Flinders St. - Spencer St. - City Spencer St.
77 Princes Bridge - Melbourne Park - Richmond - Swan St. - Chapel St. - Balaclava
(78) North Richmond - Church St. - Chapel St. - Balaclava [Morning peak-hours only]
79 North Richmond - Church St. - Chapel St. - Balaclava - St. Kilda Beach
82 Footscray - West Maribyrnong - Maribyrnong Rd. - Moonee Ponds
87 La Trobe University - Thornbury - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - City Bourke St.
95 Exhibition - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - City Bourke St. [Off-peak]
96 East Brunswick - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - City Bourke St.

SUBURBAN LIGHT RAIL ROUTES

Operator: Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

   Flinders St. - Port Melbourne Railway Line - Port Melbourne
   Flinders St. - Ferrars St. - Canterbury Rd. - St Kilda


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: ca. 220 km.
  • Suburban light rail lines: 7 km.


HISTORY

  • Cable tramways: 1885 - 26 Oct. 1940.
  • Electric tramways (Doncaster): 1889 - 1896.
  • Electric tramways (Melbourne): 7 May 1906 - today.
  • Suburban light railway (Port Melbourne line): 13 Apr. 1854 - 10 Oct. 1987 (converted to electric tramway).
  • Suburban light railway (St Kilda line): 13 May 1857 - 1 July 1987 (converted to electric tramway).

GAUGE

  • Cable trams & Trams: 1435 mm.
  • Suburban light railways (Port Melbourne & St.Kilda lines): 1600 mm. (converted to 1435 mm in 1987)

TRAM PRESERVATION

The Melbourne Tram Museum @ Hawthorn Depot houses a large collection of old trams, both from Melbourne and elsewhere.

There is also the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant service, which actually offers lunch and dinner on three heritage SW3 tramcars running on city tram tracks.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • Keenan, D.R. Melbourne tramways. Sans Souci (N.S.W.): Transit Press, 1985
  • Marshall-Wood, L. "The development of the Melbourne tramways", The Modern Tramway, March 1948 (11:123), p.22,24.
  • "Melbourne: Modernising the world's largest tramway", Tramways & Urban Transit, March 2015 (78: 927), Special review supplement (18p.)
  • "Rebuilding Domain Interchange: Local knowledge meets international technology", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2014 (77: 918), p.252-254.
  • Russell, M. "Melbourne's tramways - moving with the times", Tramways & Urban Transit, Sept. 2010 (73: 873), p.334-338.
  • Wilson, R. & Budd D.. The Melbourne tram book. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, rev.ed., 2005.

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