THE GS TRAM SITE

MELBOURNE

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21 Sept. 2009

The Melbourne system after the opening of an extension of the Collins St. tram line to Victoria Harbour.




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INSET: DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE

Melbourne-2009 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: Yarra Trams

    1 East Coburg - Lygon St. - Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Sturt St. - Park St. - Victoria Av. - South Melbourne Beach
    3 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Balaclava Rd. - East Malvern
    5 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Malvern
    6 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - High St. - Glen Iris
    8 Moreland - Lygon St. - Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Domain Rd. - Toorak Rd. - Toorak
  16 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - St. Kilda Beach - Balaclava Rd. - Glenferrie Rd. - Kew
  19 North Coburg - Royal Parade - Elizabeth St. - City
  24 North Balwyn - High St. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - West End (Spencer St.)
  30 St Vincents Plaza - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - Harbour Esplanade
  35 Flinders St. Station - Flinders St. - Harbour Esplanade - La Trobe St. - Spring St. - Flinders St. - Flinders St. Station [City Circle (tourist line); Circular route, both directions]
  42 Box Hill - Whitehorse Rd. - Cotham Rd. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - Collins St. - Victoria Harbour
  48 North Balwyn - High St. - Bridge Rd. - Wellington Parade - Spring St. - Collins St. - Victoria Harbour
  55 West Coburg - Melville Rd. - Flemmington Rd. - Peel St. - Wiiliam St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - Domain Interchange
  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 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Hawthorn Rd. - East Brighton
  67 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Brighton Rd. - Glenhuntly - Carnegie
  70 Wattle Park - Riversdale Rd. - Swan St. - Richmond - Melbourne Park - Flinders St. - Harbour Esplanade - Docklands Dr. - Waterfront City
  71 Simpson St. - Wellington Parade - Flinders St. - Harbour Esplanade - Docklands (Bourke St.) [Weekdays lunchtime only]
  72 Melbourne University - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Malvern Rd. - Burke Rd. - Camberwell
  75 Vermont South - Burwood Highway - Toorak Rd. - Camberwell Rd. - Riversdale Rd. - Bridge Rd. - Wellington Parade - Flinders St. - Spencer St. - West End (Spencer St.)
  78 North Richmond - Church St. - Chapel St. - Balaclava [Operates until 19:00 only]
  79 North Richmond - Church St. - Chapel St. - St. Kilda [Operates from 19:00 only]
  82 Footscray - West Maribyrnong - Maribyrnong Rd. - Moonee Ponds
  86 Bundoora RMIT - Kingsbury - Thornbury - Northcote - Westgarth - Smith St. - Gertrude St. - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - Spencer St. - La Trobe St. - Docklands Dr. - Waterfront City
  95 Melbourne Museum - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - West End (Bourke St.)
  96 East Brunswick - Nicholson St. - Bourke St. - Spencer St. - Ferrars St. - Canterbury Rd. - St. Kilda Beach
109 Box Hill - Whitehorse Rd. - Cotham Rd. - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - Collins St. - Spencer St. - Port Melbourne Railway Line - Port Melbourne
112 West Preston - Gilbert Rd. - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - Collins St. - Spencer St. - Clarendon St. - Mills St. - Park St. - St. Kilda


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Tram lines: 256 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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