THE GS TRAM SITE

MELBOURNE

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

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27 July 2017

(UP-TO-DATE)

The Melbourne system after the merging of tram line 55 with the southern part of line 8 as new tram line 58.




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Melbourne-2017 tram map


INSET: CENTRAL MELBOURNE

Melbourne-2017 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. - University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Sturt St. - Park St. - Victoria Av. - South Melbourne Beach
    3 University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Balaclava Rd. - East Malvern
    5 University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Malvern
    6 Moreland - Lygon St. - University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - High St. - Glen Iris
  11 West Preston - Gilbert Rd. - St. Georges Rd. - Brunswick St. - Collins St. - Victoria Harbour
  12 Victoria Gardens - Victoria St. - Victoria Parade - Collins St. - Spencer St. - Clarendon St. - Mills St. - Park St. - St. Kilda
  16 University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - St. Kilda Beach - Balaclava Rd. - Glenferrie Rd. - Kew
  19 North Coburg - Royal Parade - Elizabeth St. - Flinders Street Stn.
  30 St Vincents Plaza - Victoria Parade - La Trobe St. - Etihad Stadium
  35 Waterfront City - Docklands Dr. - [Loop in both directions: - Etihad Stadium - La Trobe St. - Spring St. - Flinders St. - Flinders St. Station - Flinders St. - Harbour Esplanade - ] [City Circle (tourist line); Loop route, both directions]
  48 North Balwyn - High St. - Bridge Rd. - Wellington Parade - Spring St. - Collins St. - Victoria Harbour
  57 West Maribyrnong - Maribyrnong Rd. - Newmarket - Abbotsford St. - Victoria St. - Elizabeth St. - Flinders Street Stn.
  58 West Coburg - Melville Rd. - Flemmington Rd. - Peel St. - Wiiliam St. - Queens Bridge St. - Kings Way - Park St. - Domain Interchange - Domain Rd. - Toorak Rd. - Toorak
  59 Airport West - Essendon - Mooney Ponds - Flemmington Rd. - Elizabeth St. - Flinders Street Stn.
  64 University of Melbourne - Swanston St. - Flinders St. Station - St. Kilda Rd. - Dandenong Rd. - Hawthorn Rd. - East Brighton
  67 University of Melbourne - 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
  72 University of Melbourne - 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. - Harbour Esplanade - Etihad Stadium
  78 North Richmond - Church St. - Chapel St. - Balaclava
  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
  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


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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