Melbourne tram route 59

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Route 59
Airport West - City (Elizabeth St)
A B2 class on route 59 in Mount Alexander Road, 2013.
A B2 class on route 59 in Mount Alexander Road, 2013.
Overview
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Essendon[1]
Vehicle B2 class
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Airport West
Via Niddrie
Essendon
Moonee Ponds
Ascot Vale
Flemington
North Melbourne
End Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St)
Length 14.7 km (9.1 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Annual patronage 10.2 million[2]
Timetable Route 59 timetable
Map Route 59 map
Route 57 ←   → Route 64

Tram route 59 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from the intersection of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in the city centre to Airport West in the north western suburbs.

Like most Melbourne tram routes, route 59 operates entirely in myki Zone 1. The route is primarily operated by B2 class trams from Essendon tram depot.

The route runs along Elizabeth Street in the city, Flemington Road in Parkville, Mount Alexander Road through Flemington, Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds, Pascoe Vale Road through Moonee Ponds and Essendon, Fletcher Street in Essendon, Mount Alexander Road in Essendon, Keilor Road through Essendon North and Niddrie, and Matthews Avenue in Airport West where it terminates at the corner of Matthews Avenue and Rodd Road.

The tram does not go to Melbourne Airport; its destination boards state "Airport West" as this is the name of the suburb where the tram terminates.

Route[edit]

There are 59 stops on route 59.

Starts at intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, opposite Flinders Street Station (stop 1), then runs via:

Ends at Westfield Airport West (stop 59).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route 59", Yarra Trams, retrieved 12 June 2013 
  2. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 

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