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Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

11 August 2022

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.

Melbourne tram tracks

11 August 2022

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

Melbourne tram bits and pieces

11 August 2022

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

Preston Workshops and New Preston Depot

11 August 2022

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 'New Preston Depot' - a running depot for the new E class fleet, replacing East Preston depot to supply trams for route 11 and 86.

Melbourne tram and train passenger counting

11 August 2022

Various technologies have been used to count passengers on trains and trams - old fashioned counting, and hi-tech Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and CCTV based system.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's north-western suburbs

31 July 2022

Melbourne trams in the north-western suburbs: routes 57, 58, 59 and 82 operated from Essendon Depot.

Melbourne tramway traction substations

31 July 2022

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)

Melbourne tram stops

31 July 2022

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

Melbourne Art Trams 2022

30 July 2022

As part of the 2022 Rising Melbourne festival six trams have been decorated in designs by six First Peoples artists: https://rising.melbourne/festival-program/first-peoples-melbourne-art-trams-2022

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

30 July 2022

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.

Motorists delaying trams

30 July 2022

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 - football specials

30 July 2022

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's eastern suburbs

9 July 2022

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

Melbourne tram termini

9 July 2022

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's northern suburbs

16 June 2022

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

16 June 2022

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs

12 June 2022

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.

Melbourne tramway overhead

25 April 2022

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

Melbourne infrastructure inspection trams

25 April 2022

Infrastructure inspection equipment fitted to Melbourne trams.

Yarra Trams road fleet

25 April 2022

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

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

8 April 2022

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

Yarra Trams tram replacement buses

8 April 2022

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

Poor service from Yarra Trams

27 March 2022

It is hard enough to run a public transport service when sharing the roads with the incompetent motorists of Melbourne, but Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams manage to add their own screw ups to the mix

Broken articulation on D2.5015

18 March 2022

On 18 March 2022 the articulation between modules of tram D2.5015 failed, leaving the cab dropped onto the tracks.

Melbourne Art Trams 2021

11 March 2022

As part of the 2021 Rising Melbourne festival six trams have been decorated in designs by six First Peoples artists: https://rising.melbourne/arttrams

Melbourne tramway squares

15 February 2022

Melbourne has three '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 and Kooyong, with the fourth at Gardiner since grade separated.

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

9 February 2022

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.

Failing tram infrastructure of Melbourne

1 February 2022

Melbourne's tram network is held together with bubblegum and duct tape - here are examples of the way that it is falling apart.

Melbourne tram works

11 January 2022

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

Night Network Melbourne

23 November 2021

'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.

Malvern Depot

14 November 2021

Malvern Depot off Glenferrie Road in Armadale supplies trams to routes 5, 6, 16, 58 and 72.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's southern suburbs

11 November 2021

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

Brunswick Depot

2 November 2021

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

Southbank Depot

2 August 2021

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

Smashed up Melbourne tram stops

24 July 2021

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

Kew Depot

23 June 2021

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

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

North Fitzroy Depot

17 January 2021

North Fitzroy Depot on Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy closed in 1993, but reopened in 2008-2012 to stable W class trams used on the City Circle while Southbank depot was undergoing refurbishment.

Tram infrastructure of Melbourne

13 January 2021

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

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.

Melbourne tram sidings

11 December 2020

Around the Melbourne tram network are a small number of sidings that lie off the main running lines, usually used to store trams before and after special events.

Essendon Depot

21 October 2020

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

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/

Peel Street tram dewirement, January 2020

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.

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.