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Trams of Australia

Trams from around Australia, both in normal service and preservation

Adelaide tram bits

October 02, 2019

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

Adelaide tram infrastructure

October 02, 2019

Bits and pieces of tramway infrastructure from around the Adelaide Metro network.

Adelaide trams

October 02, 2019

Running from the Adelaide CBD to down to the beach at Glenelg, today a collection of Flexity and Citadis trams run the service.

Ballarat Tramway Museum

September 21, 2019

Located on the shores of Lake Wendouree and with about a kilometre of single track with a single crossing loop, and a 7 road shed, the museum has a collection of trams representing those used on the Victorian provincial tramways

Bendigo Tramways

March 19, 2018

The Bendigo Tramways operates a tourist service using a varied fleet of heritage trams along eight kilometres of track, from Central Deborah Gold Mine to the Joss House at the North Bendigo, with a depot to the north of the CBD.

Brunswick Depot

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

Camberwell Depot

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

Derailed tram at Spencer and Flinders Street, 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.

East Preston Depot

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.

Essendon Depot

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

Glenhuntly Depot

Glenhuntly Depot on Glen Huntly Road, Caulfield South supplies trams to routes 3, 64 and 67.

Gold Coast Light Rail

December 10, 2017

G:link, also known as the Gold Coast Light Rail, is a 13-kilometre long 16-station light rail system serving the Gold Coast in Queensland

Gold Coast Light Rail infrastructure

December 10, 2017

Infrastructure of the Gold Coast Light Rail, a 13-kilometre long 16-station light rail system serving the Gold Coast in Queensland

Kew Depot

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

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Malvern Depot

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

Malvern tram depot centenary

May 30, 2010

Malvern Depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.

Night Network Melbourne

February 05, 2018

'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.

North Fitzroy Depot

September 08, 2019

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.

Rescuing a failed Z3 class tram, October 2013

On 21 October 2013 Z3.212 failed somewhere, so classmate Z3.126 was sent out on a rescue mission to drag the tram home to Essendon Depot.

School Strike for Climate

September 20, 2019

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

Snookered trams on Swanston Street

Southbound Z2.101 was trying to turn from Swanston into La Trobe Street, blocked by a northbound tram across the intersection, with more northbound trams blocked by a tram shunting through the crossover, which couldn't move because of the tram stuck behind the turning Z2.101!

Southbank Depot

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

South Melbourne Depot

South Melbourne Depot was located on the corner of Kings Way and Dorcas Street in South Melbourne. It was replaced by Southbank Depot in 1997.

Stabled trams in Royal Park

In February 2014 the tram tracks through Royal Park were used as a temporary stabling location while Essendon Depot was unavailable due to trackwork on Mount Alexander Road. As a result route 55 trams were replaced by buses

Stored trams at Newport Workshops

May 30, 2018

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.

Sydney Light Rail

June 10, 2017

Now known as the 'Metro Light Rail', a fleet of 7 Variotrams operate between Central Station and the inner suburb of Lilyfield along the former alignment of the former Darling Harbour Goods Line.

Sydney Light Rail extension

June 10, 2017

The CBD and South East Light Rail is a new light rail network for Sydney, currently under construction. The 12km route will feature 19 stops, extending from Circular Quay along George Street to Central Station, through Surry Hills to Moore Park, then to Kensington and Kingsford via Anzac Parade and Randwick via Alison Road and High Street.

Sydney Tramway Museum

July 22, 2012

Located south of Sydney at Loftus, the museum has an extensive collection of trams from Sydney, other cities in Australia, plus a few from elsewhere in the world. It operates two lengths of track: one heading 1.5 km towards Sutherland, the other heading 2 km into the Royal National Park.

Toorak Road West tram diversion

To make room for the Melbourne Metro station construction site at Domain Interchange, in June 2017 route 58 (formerly route 8) trams were diverted from Domain Road and Park Street to new tracks along Toorak Road West.

Tram Bar at the Arts Centre Melbourne

February 05, 2015

In 2011 retired tram SW6.969 was converted into a bar and setup at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, being removed a number of times, only to return again come summer. In February 2013 it appeared again as 'Tram Bar', which closed for good in January 2015.

Trams stalled on section insulator

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!

TramTracker across Melbourne

October 11, 2019

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

Victor Harbor horse tramway

December 04, 2011

Running from Victor Harbor across a timber causeway to Granite Island, the first tram ran in 1894, the tourist service was restarted in 1986.

William Street tram stop crash

A southbound ute managed to crash into the 'safety zone' fence on William Street at Bourke Street, destroying it. Thankfully no passengers were there waiting for a tram!

Yarra Trams - Anzac Day diversions

April 25, 2017

Every Anzac Day special tram services on routes 57, 59 and 19 from the northern suburbs run to the Shine of Remembrance on St Kilda Road via the little used section of track on Victoria Street between Elizabeth and Swanston Streets. In addition, routes 3a, 64 & 67 from the southern suburbs are diverted via Park Street, Kings Way and William Street to the Dudley Street sidings, due to the closure of St Kilda Road and Swanston Street.

Yarra Trams - diverted and out of place

September 11, 2019

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.

Yarra Trams - Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Showgrounds specials

October 01, 2014

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

Yarra Trams - football specials

September 20, 2019

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

Yarra Trams - Grand Prix specials

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 - industrial action 2019

September 26, 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 - Melbourne's eastern suburbs

September 08, 2019

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's north-western suburbs

September 15, 2019

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's northern suburbs

September 08, 2019

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

Yarra Trams - Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs

August 02, 2019

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 - Melbourne's southern suburbs

October 14, 2019

Melbourne trams in the southern suburbs: routes 1, 96, 109 and 112.

Yarra Trams - Melbourne CBD and Docklands

October 14, 2019

Melbourne trams around the CBD and Docklands areas.

Yarra Trams - tennis specials

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

Yarra Trams missed a turn

May 05, 2018

This southbound route 96 tram missed the turn from Spring Street into Bourke Street, so Yarra Trams staff directed it 'bang road' back to the points to try again.

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