Melbourne tram route 59

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Route 59
Airport West - City (Elizabeth Street)
B2 2080 in Mount Alexander Road on route 59, 2013.JPG
B2 class tram on Mount Alexander Road
in May 2013
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Essendon
Vehicle B2 class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St)
Via North Melbourne
Ascot Vale
Moonee Ponds Junction
End Airport West
Length 14.7 km (9.1 mi)
Zone(s) Myki 1
Annual patronage 10.2 million
Timetable Route 59 timetable
Map Route 59 map
Route 57 ←   → Route 64

Melbourne tram route 59 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from the intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets 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 14.7 kilometre route is primarily operated by B2 class trams from Essendon tram depot.[1][2]

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.

Route 59 operated to Essendon Airport until 1976, when it was diverted to terminate at Airport West.[3]


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 Airport West (stop 59)


  1. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Route 59". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Budd, Dale; Wilson, Randall (1998). Melbourne's Marvellous Trams. Randwick: University of New South Wales Press. p. 23. ISBN 0 868405 04 3. 

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