Melbourne tram route 64

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Route 64
Melbourne University - East Brighton
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Overview
System Melbourne Tramway Network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Glenhuntly
Vehicle Z-class, A2-class, B2-class
Began service 24 July 1934
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Melbourne University
Via Carlton
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
Southbank
Melbourne
Windsor
Prahran
Armadale
Caulfield South
Caulfield
Caulfield North
End East Brighton
Length 16.1 km (10.0 mi)
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops 8-13
Myki: Stops 1-7, 14-68
Annual patronage 5 million
Timetable Route 64
Map Route 64
Route 59 ←   → Route 67

Melbourne tram route 64 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Melbourne University to East Brighton.

History[edit]

Route 64 began operating on 24 July 1934, but the running of trams on the roads which it runs on today began in 1925, when the Glenhuntly Road to Brighton Cemetery line opened.[1] Although the route number for that service remains unknown, the first service to run as route 64 was the Brighton Cemetery to St Kilda Beach route, commencing service on the 24 July 1934.[2] From it's terminus at the corner of North and Hawthorn Roads, the service ran up Hawthorn Road turned in to Dandenong Road then ran up Queens Way to St Kilda Junction, into Fitzroy Street to the St Kilda Beach terminus in front of today's Luna Park.

On 5 December 1937, route 64 was extended down Hawthorn Road to the present day terminus in East Brightonn at the corner of the Nepean Highway and Hawthorn Road.

Route[edit]

Map[edit]

Route 64
Wheelchair symbol.svg Melbourne University Routes 1, 8 1
Wheelchair symbol.svg La Trobe St Free Transit Zone Melbourne Central station Routes 24, 30, City Circle 8
Wheelchair symbol.svg Bourke Street Free Transit Zone Routes 86, 96 10
Wheelchair symbol.svg Collins Street Free Transit Zone Routes 11, 12, 48, 109, 11
Wheelchair symbol.svg Federation Square Free Transit Zone Flinders St station Routes 70, 75, City Circle 13
Wheelchair symbol.svg Arts Precinct Route 1 14
Wheelchair symbol.svg Domain Interchange Routes 8, 55 20
Wheelchair symbol.svg Commercial Road Routes 72 25
Wheelchair symbol.svg High Street Routes 6 27
St Kilda Junction Routes 3/3a, 16, 67 30
Wheelchair symbol.svg Chapel Street Windsor station Route 78 32
Wheelchair symbol.svg Wattletree Road Route 5 40
Wheelchair symbol.svg Kooyong Road 42
Wheelchair symbol.svg Hawthorn Road Route 16 48
Balaclava Road Routes 3/3a, 16 51
Glenhuntly Road Route 67 57
Wheelchair symbol.svg East Brighton 68

Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops
Free Transit Zone denotes free travel zone

Operation[edit]

Route 64 is mainly operated by Z1, Z3, A1, and B2 class trams from Glenhuntly Depot.[3][4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Re: 1925-1934". 12 December 2005. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Every number (and letter) ever used". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  4. ^ Route 64 Yarra Trams

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