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Kew tram depot is located on the corner of Barkers Road and High Street, Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operated by Yarra Trams, it is one of eight tram depots on the Melbourne tram network.

Kew tram depot
Location
LocationCnr Barkers Road & High Street, Kew
Characteristics
Owner(s)VicTrack
Operator(s)Yarra Trams
Roads12 (all in sheds)
Rolling stock26 A2 Class
36 C Class
Routes served48, 78, 109
History
Opened8 May 1915 (1915-05-08)

HistoryEdit

Kew tram depot opened on 8 May 1915.[1][2] When the Public Transport Corporation was privatised in August 1999, Kew depot passed to Yarra Trams.[3][4]

LayoutEdit

The main yard has 12 covered roads. There are two tracks for trams leaving or entering via Barkers Road, and a single track connecting to High Street.[3]

Rolling stockEdit

As at December 2019, the depot had an allocation of 62 trams: 26 A1 Class and 36 C Class.[3]

RoutesEdit

The following routes are operated from Kew depot:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The early days". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Kew Tram Depot celebrates 100 years". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Kew Depot". Vicsig. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Yarra Trams" Trolley Wire issue 279 November 1999 page 25
  5. ^ "Route 48". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Route 78". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Route 109". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

Coordinates: 37°48′46″S 145°01′22″E / 37.8127°S 145.0228°E / -37.8127; 145.0228