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Yarra Trams - Melbourne's north-western suburbs

11 June 2021

Melbourne trams in the north-western suburbs: routes 55, 57, 59 and 82 operated from Essendon Depot.

Yarra Trams road fleet

11 June 2021

Yarra Trams operates a variety of cars and trucks to support the operation of Melbourne's tramway network.

Motorists delaying trams

19 May 2021

Wherever you go in Melbourne you are certain to find some moron who doesn't know how to drive, either queuing through an intersection or overhanging a tram lane, resulting in delays to dozens of tram passengers.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

19 May 2021

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.

Melbourne tram tracks

19 May 2021

Tram tracks, pointwork, junctions, signals and so on from around the Melbourne tram network.

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

19 May 2021

Usually Melbourne's trams stick to a home depot and set of usual routes, but when disruptions occur, trams can be sent along alternate routes in order to maintain a limited service.

Melbourne tram works

15 May 2021

Trackwork and maintenance work from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's northern suburbs

6 April 2021

Melbourne trams in the northern suburbs: routes 1, 8, 19, 96, 112 and 86 operated from the Brunswick and East Preston Depots.

TramTracker across Melbourne

7 March 2021

tramTRACKER screens across the Melbourne tram and rail networks provides real time departure and disruption information to passengers.

Melbourne tram bits and pieces

7 March 2021

Photos of bits and pieces on and around Melbourne's trams

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's eastern suburbs

28 February 2021

Melbourne trams in the eastern suburbs: routes 48, 70, 75 and 109 operated from Kew and Camberwell depots

Yarra Trams - tennis specials

6 February 2021

Every year for Australian Open patrons Yarra Trams operates additional trams between Melbourne Park and Flinders Street, with also results in routes 70 and 75 getting cut back to much smaller A class trams

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

5 February 2021

With W class trams heritage listed and unable to be scrapped or exported to tram museums overseas, Newport Workshops has become a dumping ground while they wait a final home.

Melbourne tram stops

20 January 2021

Tram stops around Melbourne fall into three groups: platform stops, safety zones, and signs beside the road.

North Fitzroy Depot

17 January 2021

North Fitzroy Depot on Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy closed in 1993, but reopened in 2008/09 to stable W class trams used on the City Circle while Southbank depot was undergoing refurbishment.

Melbourne tramway traction substations

17 January 2021

As of 2009 there were 41 traction substations scattered around Melbourne, converting the AC mains power to the 600 V DC required by trams. (a different source in 2008 put it as 46)

Tram infrastructure of Melbourne

13 January 2021

Bits and pieces of tramway infrastructure from around the Yarra Trams network in Melbourne

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs

10 January 2021

Melbourne trams in the south-eastern suburbs: routes 3, 5, 6, 8, 58, 64, 67, 78 and 79 operated from the Malvern and Glenhuntly Depots along St Kilda Road.

Yarra Trams - football specials

2 January 2021

Yarra Trams operates additional trams to the MCG and Docklands Stadium for football fans.

Tram stop extensions for E class trams

1 January 2021

As part of the preparation for the longer E class trams entering service across Melbourne, tram stops along route 96 and La Trobe were extended to cater for their length.

Kew Depot

1 January 2021

Kew Depot on at the corner of Barkers Road and High Street, Kew supplies trams to route 48, 78 and 109.

Smashed up Melbourne tram stops

11 December 2020

Melbourne has an endless supply of idiot motorists ready to crash into tram stops.

Melbourne tram termini

11 December 2020

Melbourne's tram network consists of 29 regular routes, and quite a number of regular termini!

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's southern suburbs

9 December 2020

Melbourne trams in the southern suburbs: routes 1, 12, 96, and 109.

Brunswick Depot

24 October 2020

Brunswick Depot off Sydney Road in Brunswick supplies trams to route 1, 6 and 19

Essendon Depot

21 October 2020

Essendon Depot on Mount Alexander Road, Travancore supplies trams to routes 57‎, ‎58‎, ‎59‎, ‎82.

Melbourne tramway overhead

9 March 2020

A web of overhead wires is needed to supply the electricity that powers Melbourne's tram fleet

Southbank Depot

6 March 2020

Southbank Tram Depot located on the Port Melbourne light rail line supplies trams to route 12, 30, 35 and 96.

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

6 March 2020

Each year for the Australian Grand Prix special trams are operated by Yarra Trams from the Melbourne CBD to the circuit at Albert Park.

Melbourne Art Trams 2019

10 February 2020

As part of the 2019 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: https://www.festival.melbourne/2019/events/melbourne-art-trams/

Night Network Melbourne

10 February 2020

'Night Network' is the brand name for all night trains and trams across Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as a revamped Nightrider bus service.

Melbourne infrastructure inspection trams

7 February 2020

Infrastructure inspection equipment fitted to Melbourne trams.

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

14 January 2020

When tracks replacing, or trams get blocked by road accidents, Yarra Trams has to call in the replacement buses

Peel Street tram dewirement

10 January 2020

On 10 January 2020 a truck took out the tramway overhead on route 58 at Queen Victoria Market, resulting in the route 57 and 58 trams being diverted, and the closure of William, Peel and Dudley Streets.

William Street tram works

2 January 2020

During November-December 2019 the tram tracks along William Street between Market Street and Dudley Street are being relaid, and new platform stops constructed at Bourke Street and Flagstaff Station / La Trobe Street.

Yarra Trams - industrial action 2019

8 December 2019

In 2019 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union launched industrial action against Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. The result was a four hour stopwork between 10am and 2pm on Friday 30 August 2019, and again on Thursday 26 September 2019.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

5 November 2019

Yarra Trams operates additional tram services for major events at Flemington Racecourse and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

Metro Tunnel tram replacement buses

14 October 2019

Works on the Metro Tunnel at Anzac station have required Yarra Trams services on St Kilda Road to be replaced by buses, while the tram tracks are slewed around the work site.

School Strike for Climate

20 September 2019

On 20 September 2019 trams across the Melbourne CBD were disrupted by the School Strike for Climate march.

Preston Workshops

1 September 2019

Preston Workshops at the corner of St George's Road and Miller Street it was once the main workshops for the M&MTB, but following privatisation in the 1990s it became a dumping ground for W class trams. In 2016 it was reborn as a running depot for the new E class fleet, replacing East Preston depot to supply trams for route 11 and 86.

East Preston Depot

27 July 2019

East Preston Depot on Plenty Road, East Preston once supplied trams to routes 11 and 86. It was replaced by the 'New' Preston Depot in April 2016, with the site now used for refurbishing trams.

Fender bender on Elizabeth Street

26 July 2019

On 26 July 2019 a delivery van tried to turn from Elizabeth Street into Little Collins Street, and was cleaned up by tram B2.2034 headed south on route 59

Camberwell Depot

13 July 2019

Camberwell Depot in Hawthorn East supplies trams to route 70 and 75.

Melbourne tramway squares

8 June 2019

Melbourne has four 'tramway squares' where 1500 V DC powered trains cross the tracks of 600 V DC powered trams on the level. They are located at Glenhuntly, Riversdale, Kooyong and Gardiner stations

E class tram testing

8 May 2019

The E class tram are three-section, four-bogie articulated trams built by Bombardier. The first two trams spent a number of months in testing around the Melbourne tram network.

Armaguard delaying trams in the Bourke Street Mall

8 April 2019

An Armaguard crew drove into the Bourke Street Mall then had their armoured van break down. Eventually a massive tilt tray truck arrived, delaying trams for five minutes while it was lifted onto the back.

Derailed tram at Spencer and Flinders Street, March 2019

28 March 2019

On 28 March 2019 tram E2.6059 went to turn from Spencer into Flinders Street with a MCG bound football special service, when the first bogie of the middle section came off the tracks.

Trams stalled on section insulator

18 March 2019

The network of overhead wires used to power trams are divided into multiple electrical sections, so that faults can be isolated and maintenance work completed in safety. However if a tram stops with the pantograph resting in the middle of a section insulator, getting the tram moving again is hard work!

Stuck van at the Swanston Street tram stop

11 February 2019

A delivery driver headed north up Swanston Street came to the end of the road at Bourke Street, and decided to drive down the bike lane. He ended up driving his van the edge of the tram stop platform, getting stuck on the tram tracks. Northbound trams on Swanston Street had to run 'bang road' to the Flinders Lane crossover to escape the obstruction, with services delayed for 40 minutes until a tilt tray track was able to extract his vehicle from the predicament.

Flooded tram tracks on St Kilda Road

14 December 2018

In December 2018 flash flooding hit Melbourne, flooding the tram tracks on St Kilda Road and delaying services.