Melbourne tram route 30
|St Vincents Plaza - Etihad Stadium Docklands|
W7 1012 in La Trobe St on route 30.
|System||Melbourne tramway network|
|Start||St Vincents Plaza|
Melbourne CBD (La Trobe St)
|End||Etihad Stadium, Docklands|
|Length||2.9 km (1.8 mi)|
|Zone(s)||Zone 1 for the entire route|
|Timetable||Route 30 timetable|
|Map||Route 30 map|
Tram route 30 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from St Vincent's Plaza to Etihad Stadium. It only runs on weekdays, during daylight hours and is one of three fare paying routes to use heritage W class trams.
The Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board had proposed an electric tram line from Brunswick Street to Spencer Street along Victoria Parade and La Trobe Street as early as 1923, but it took until 15 January 1951 for this to be realised, when a line from Brunswick Street to Lonsdale Street along Victoria Parade, La Trobe Street and Spencer Street was opened by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.
On 4 January 2005 route 30 was extended to Waterfront City along Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive, with the opening of the $7.5 million Docklands Drive tram extension. Route 30 started terminating in its current location in Harbour Esplanade at Central Pier in July 2008, with route 86 being extended to Waterfront City.
Route 30 runs from St Vincent's Plaza, East Melbourne west on Victoria Parade passing St Vincent's Hospital, Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens, a World Heritage Site. It turns into La Trobe Street and continues west passing Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Central railway station, Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff railway station, crossing into Docklands. Passing Etihad Stadium and turning south into Harbour Esplanade where it terminates at Central Pier.
Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops.
- "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- "Proposals for a General Scheme", Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Milestones, 1951 - 1960", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Docklands Drive Tram Extension Now In Service", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Completed tram initiatives", Department of Transport, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Southbank Depot", VICSIG, retrieved 2011-09-28
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