Essendon tram depot

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Essendon tram depot
Essendon tram depot, viewed from the southern gate, 2013
Essendon tram depot, viewed from the southern gate, 2013
Overview
Location 318 Mount Alexander Road, Travancore
Operator Yarra Trams
Opened 11 October 1906 (1906-10-11)
Details
Roads 24 (18 in sheds, 6 outside)
Rolling stock 30 B2-class
41 Z3-class
Routes 55, 57, 59, 82

Essendon Tram Depot is located at 318 Mount Alexander Road in Travancore, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It was opened in 1906 by the North Melbourne Electric Tramway and Lighting Company, is currently operated by Yarra Trams and is one of the eight tram depots of the Melbourne tram system.[1] Despite the name, the depot is actually located approximately 3km from the suburb of Essendon.

Layout[edit]

Essendon depot has 24 roads, 18 of which are covered in three sheds, the remaining 6 are in the open to the north of the sheds. It has access from Mount Alexander Road in both directions, and also features facilities for heavy maintenance.[2]

Rolling stock[edit]

Essendon depot is home to 30 B2-class trams, and 41 Z3-class trams.[2]

Routes[edit]

The following services are operated from Essendon depot:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Facts & Figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Essendon Depot". VICSIG. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Route 55". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Route 57". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Route 59". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Route 82". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°46′44″S 144°55′53″E / 37.7789°S 144.9313°E / -37.7789; 144.9313