Melbourne tram route 30

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Route 30
St Vincents Plaza - Etihad Stadium Docklands
W7 1012 in La Trobe St on route 30.
W7 1012 in La Trobe St on route 30.
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Southbank
Vehicle A class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start St Vincents Plaza
Via East Melbourne
Melbourne CBD (La Trobe St)
End Etihad Stadium, Docklands
Length 2.9 km (1.8 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Timetable Route 30 timetable
Map Route 30 map
Route map

Melbourne trams route 30 map.png

Route 24 ←   → Route 31

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.

Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it falls within myki ticketing Zone 1.


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,[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]



W6 class tram on route 30 in Victoria Parade

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.

Schematic map[edit]

Route 30
St Vincent's Plaza Routes 24, 109, 112 Stop 12
Nicholson Street Routes 86, 95, 96, City Circle 10
Victoria Parade 9
Exhibition Street 8
Russell Street 7
Swanston Street Melbourne Central Station Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 6
Elizabeth Street Melbourne Central Station Routes 19, 57, 59 5
William St Flagstaff Station Route 55 3
La Trobe Street West End Routes 75, 86, 95 1
Etihad Stadium Route 86 D1
Etihad Stadium Docklands Routes 70, City Circle D2

Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops.


Route 30 is run from Southbank depot[6] and is predominantly run with A class trams. W Class Trams ran on the route until December 23rd 2014

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Proposals for a General Scheme", Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, retrieved 2011-09-28 
  3. ^ "Milestones, 1951 - 1960", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28 
  4. ^ "Docklands Drive Tram Extension Now In Service", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28 
  5. ^ "Completed tram initiatives", Department of Transport, retrieved 2011-09-28 
  6. ^ "Southbank Depot", VICSIG, retrieved 2011-09-28 

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