Melbourne tram route 64

Melbourne tram route 64 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Melbourne University to Brighton East via Windsor and Caulfield. The 18.1 kilometre route is operated by Z, A and B class trams from Glenhuntly depot.[1][2]

Route 64
Melbourne University - Brighton East
Icon for route 64.
A2 292 in Swanston St on route 64
Overview
SystemMelbourne
OperatorYarra Trams
DepotGlenhuntly
VehicleZ3 Class
A Class
B2 Class
Began service16 October 1938
Route
Length16.1 km (10.0 mi)
TimetableRoute 64 timetable
MapRoute 64 map
← Route 59  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 67 →

After 19:00, passengers for route 5 to Malvern are required to board route 64 (marked 64/5) and transfer to route 5 shuttles on Dandenong Road.

HistoryEdit

Route 64 was allocated to the line between East Brighton and City (Swanston Street) on 16 October 1938. Prior to that, Route 64 was allocated to the line between East Brighton and St Kilda Beach via St Kilda Junction.[3] Between 1938 and 9 July 1955, Route 64 ran via Balaclava Road rather than Dandenong Road. Trams traditionally terminated at the Victoria St terminus, but following an accident in 1991, trams instead terminated at the Queensberry St crossover. Due to congestion during peak hours at the crossover, some trams continued north to Melbourne University. Finally on 17 January 1996, a permanent shunt was built at Melbourne University.[3] From then on, Route 64 trams were altered run full-time to Melbourne University.

The origins of route 5 lie in separate tram lines. The section of track between Queensberry Street (Stop 4) and St Kilda Road (Stop 30) is the oldest section of this route, dating back to the Brighton Road cable tram which opened on 11 October 1888 by the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company. This cable tram line was electrified in stages by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB).[3] The section between Domain Interchange (Stop 20) and St Kilda Junction (Stop 30) was electrified on 27 December 1925. The section between Queensberry Street and City Road (near Stop 14) was electrified on the same day. The line between City Road and Domain Interchange was electrified on 24 January 1926. The section between St Kilda Junction and Chapel Street (Stop 32) also dates back to the cable era, as the Windsor to St Kilda Esplanade cable tramway which opened on 17 October 1891. This section was one of the first cable trams to be converted to electric traction on 27 December 1925.[3]

The Prahran & Malvern Tramway Trust (PMTT) built the section between the Sandringham railway line (near Stop 33) and Hawthorn Road (Stop 48), opening on 16 December 1911. This line was extended to Chapel Street (Stop 32) on 31 March 1912. The line between Hawthorn Road and Balaclava Road (Stop 51) opened on 12 April 1913. This was later extended to Glenhuntly Road (Stop 57) on 13 November 1913. Further extensions of the Hawthorn Road line were built by the MMTB to North Road (on 1 March 1925), and to Point Nepean Road on 5 December 1937.[3]

As part of the St Kilda Junction separation works, the Wellington Street section was abandoned for a new section of track along the newly created Queens Way on 4 November 1968.[3]

Melbourne tram route 64 evolution
Dates Route Notes
24 June 1934 - 4 December 1937 Brighton Cemetery to St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road
5 December 1937 - 15 October 1938 East Brighton to St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road
16 October 1938 - 9 July 1955 East Brighton to City (Victoria/Swanston Streets) via Balaclava Road
10 July 1955 - 14 April 1991 East Brighton to City (Victoria Street) via Dandenong Road;
Rerouted to Queens Way on 11 April 1968
15 April 1991 - 16 January 1996 East Brighton to City (Queensberry/Swanston Streets) via Dandenong Road
17 January 1996 – present East Brighton to Melbourne University via Dandenong Road

OperationEdit

Route 64 is mainly run with Z, A, and B class trams from Glenhuntly depot.[2]

Route mapEdit

Melbourne Tram Route 64
Melbourne University - Brighton East
via City, Windsor & Caulfield South
Free tram zone covers stops 8 to 13, fare zone 1 applies from stop 1 to 7, 14 to 68
Suburb
Street
Stop
No.
Melbourne University
Connections
 
continues as Tram 1 & 6
towards East Coburg & Moreland
1
 
Melbourne University
 
1, 3/3a, 5, 6
16, 67, 72
;  
401, 402
403, 546
3
 
Lincoln Square
4
 
Queensberry Street
 
 
Victoria Street
No Service
7
 
 
 
RMIT University
 
 
 
 
La Trobe Street
Tram 30, City Circle
 
 
 
 
 
Melbourne Central station
8
 
Melbourne Central station
10
 
Bourke Street Mall
 
 
 
Bourke Street
Tram 86, 96
 
 
 
Collins Street
Tram 11, 12, 48, 109
11
 
Collins Street
 
 
 
Flinders Street
Tram 70, 75, City Circle
 
 
 
 
 
Flinders Street station
13
 
Flinders Street station
14
 
 
 
Arts Precinct
  1;  
216, 219
220
 
 
Southbank Boulevard
Tram 1
17
 
Grant Street - Police Memorial
19
 
Shrine of Remembrance
 
 
Park Street
Tram 58
 
   West Coburg
20
 
 
 
Domain Interchange
 
 
Domain Road
No Service (Temporary Closure)
21
 
Bowen Crescent
22
 
Toorak Road
 
 
Toorak Road
Tram 58
Toorak  
 
23
 
Arthur Street
24
 
Leopold Street
25
 
Commercial Road
  72;   216, 219, 220
 
 
Commercial Road
Tram 72
Camberwell  
 
26
 
Moubray Street
27
 
High Street
 
 
High Street
Tram 6
Glen Iris  
 
29
 
Union Street
30
 
 
 
St Kilda Junction
 
 
St Kilda Road
Tram 3/3a, 16, 67
Windsor
Upton Road
31
 
 
 
Queens Way
32
 
 
 
 
Chapel Street
 
 
 
 
  Windsor station
 
 
 
 
Chapel Street
Tram 78
33
 
 
 
Hornby Street
34
 
 
 
 
The Avenue
35
 
 
 
 
Williams Road
36
 
 
 
Closeburn Avenue
37
 
Lansdowne Road
38
 
 
 
Orrong Road
40
 
Wattletree Road
 
 
Wattletree Road
Tram 5
Malvern  
 
41
 
Cantala Avenue
42
 
Kooyong Road
43
 
Egerton Road
44
 
Bailey Avenue
48
 
 
 
Hawthorn Road
 
 
Dandenong Road
Tram 16
Kew  
 
 
Hawthorn Road
48A
 
Dandenong Road
49
 
Arthur Street
50
 
Inkerman Road
 
 
 
Balaclava Road
Tram 3, 16
51
 
Balaclava Junction
52
 
Halstead Street
53
 
Northcote Avenue
Caulfield
Hawthorn Road
54
 
 
 
Glen Eira Road
  623
55
 
Sylverly Grove
56
 
Briggs Street
57
 
Glen Huntly Road
 
 
 
 
Glen Huntly Road
Tram 67
Caulfield South
Hawthorn Road
58
 
 
 
Sycamore Street
59
 
Princes Park
60
 
Dover Street
  625
61
 
Stone Street
62
 
Gardenvale Road
63
 
North Road
  626, 630
Brighton East
Hawthorn Road
64
 
 
 
Taylor Street
65
 
Davey Avenue
66
 
Union Street
  626
67
 
Rogers Avenue
68
 
Nepean Highway
  703
Suburb
Street
Stop
No.
Brighton East
Connections

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Facts & figures Archived 29 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine Yarra Trams
  2. ^ a b Route 64 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Gunzel". www.classicaustraliantv.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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