Melbourne tram route 78

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Route 78
North Richmond – Balaclava
W6 977 on route 78 tram in Church Street, Richmond
W6 977 on route 78 tram in Church Street, Richmond
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Glenhuntly
Vehicle W-class, Z-class, A2-class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start North Richmond
Via Richmond
South Yarra
End Prahran
Length 6.5 km (4.0 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Timetable Route 78 timetable
Map Route 78 map
Route 75 ←   → Route 79

Tram route 78 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The route starts at the Victoria St terminus (at the intersection with Church St, stop 64), then runs along Church St, Richmond, crossing Bridge Rd (stop 61) and Swan St (stop 57). It continues over the Yarra River (into the suburb of South Yarra) along Chapel St, crossing Toorak Rd at stop 49. Continuing down Chapel St, Route 78 terminates at Brighton Rd, Balaclava (stop 36). It is one of the few Melbourne tram lines that does not pass through the CBD.

This service is predominantly run by W class trams from Glenhuntly Depot with A and Z class trams supplementing stock requirements as needed. The other W exclusive route in Melbourne is the route 30 to Docklands and the City Circle Tram.


Starts at Victoria St Terminus, North Richmond, then runs via:

Ends at Brighton Road, Balaclava (stop 36)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Route 78/79", Yarra Trams, retrieved 9 November 2013 

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