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Melbourne tram route 67 is a tram route on the Melbourne network which operates between Melbourne University and Carnegie. The 12.7 kilometre route is operated by Z, A and B class trams from Glenhuntly depot.[1][2]

Route 67
Melbourne University - Carnegie
Icon for route 67.
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Overview
SystemMelbourne
OperatorYarra Trams
DepotGlenhuntly
VehicleZ3 Class
A Class
B2 Class
Began service1 November 1970
Route
Length12.7 km (7.9 mi)
TimetableRoute 67 timetable
MapRoute 67 map
← Route 64  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 70 →

The route starts at Melbourne University and operates via Swanston Street, St Kilda Road, Brighton Road and Glen Huntly Road to its terminus on the corner of Truganini and Koornang Roads in Carnegie.[3]

HistoryEdit

Route 67 was first allocated to the line between Carnegie and the City (Swanston Street) on 1 November 1970, as part of a network-wide renumbering scheme. Prior to that, the line to Carnegie was serviced by Route 4. When route numbers were first introduced to Melbourne's tram network, Route 67 was allocated to the route between Point Ormond and Elsternwick. A number revision in 1938 led to Route 67 being allocated between Balaclava Junction and St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road and St Kilda Junction. Further changes on 1 August 1955 led to Route 67 becoming a shortworking for West Coburg services terminating in the City (William St) rather than Domain 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. From then on, Route 67 trams were altered run full-time to Melbourne University.

The origins of route 67 lie in separate tram lines. The section of track between Queensberry Street (Stop 4) and Brunning Street (Stop 38) 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). 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 Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust opened the Glenhuntly Road line between Elsternwick (Stop 44) and Grange Road (Stop 62) on 13 November 1913. The Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board extended this line to Carnegie on 19 December 1926. The section of track between Brunning Street and Glenhuntly Road (Stop 43) opened on 29 August 1926.

In January 2016, route 67 began operating through the night on Fridays and Saturdays as part of the Night Network.[4]

Melbourne tram route 67 evolution
Dates Route Notes
24 June 1934 - 15 October 1938 Point Ormond to Elsternwick
16 October 1938 - 31 July 1955 Balclava Junction to St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road
1 August 1955 - 31 October 1970 City (William Street) to West Coburg
1 November 1970 - 14 April 1991 City (Victoria Street) to Carnegie
15 April 1991 - 16 January 1996 City (Queensberry/Swanston Street) to Carnegie Some services terminated at Melbourne University
17 January 1996 - onwards Melbourne University to Carnegie

Route mapEdit

Melbourne Tram Route 67
Melbourne University - Carnegie
via City, Balaclava & Elsternwick
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, 64, 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
  3a, 5, 16, 64
 
 
Dandenong Road
Tram 5, 64
 
 
Fitzroy Street
Tram 3a, 16
31
 
Barkly Street
32
 
Alma Road
33
 
Argyle Street
34
 
Inkerman Street
35
 
Carlisle Street
  3/3a, 16;   623
 
 
 
Carlisle Street
Tram 3/3a, 16
36
 
 
 
St Kilda Primary School
 
 
Chapel Street
Tram 78
37
 
Chapel Street
38
 
Brunning Street
39
 
Glen Eira Road
  623
40
 
Scott Street
41
 
Coleridge Street
42
 
Hotham Street
  216, 219, 246
43
 
 
 
Brighton Road
 
 
 
 
  Elsternwick station
44
 
Elsternwick station
  246, 606, 625
45
 
Elsternwick Shopping Centre
46
 
Orrong Road
  220
47
 
Shoobra Road
48
 
Foster Street
49
 
Kooyong Road
  605
50
 
 
 
Royal Parade
51
 
Hawthorn Road
 
 
 
Hawthorn Road
Tram 64
52
 
Jasmine Street
53
 
Glenhuntly tram depot
54
 
Bambra Road
55
 
Sylverly Grove
56
 
Briggs Street
57
 
Clarke Avenue
58
 
 
 
Booran Road
60
 
Glenhuntly Shops
 
 
 
 
 
  Glenhuntly station
61
 
Glenhuntly station
62
 
Grange Road
63
 
 
 
Maroona Road
64
 
Mernda Avenue
65
 
Mimosa Road
66
 
Truganani Road
 
Truganani Road
67
 
Centre Road
68
 
Koornang Road
  626
Suburb
Street
Stop
No.
Carnegie
Connections


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  2. ^ Route 67 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ "67 Melbourne University - Carnegie". Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ Night Tram Public Transport Victoria

External linksEdit