Melbourne tram route 79

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Route 79
North Richmond – St Kilda Beach
SW6 954 on route 79 tram in Chapel Street, Windsor stopping at Windsor railway station
SW6 954 on route 79 tram in Chapel Street, Windsor stopping at Windsor railway station
Overview
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Glenhuntly
Vehicle Z-class, A2-class
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start North Richmond
Via Richmond
South Yarra
Windsor
Prahran
End St Kilda Beach
Length 7.5 km (4.7 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Timetable Route 79 timetable
Map Route 79 map
Route 78 ←   → Route 82

Tram route 79 was a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from North Richmond to St Kilda Beach through the suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Balaclava, and St, Kilda.

Operated after 7 pm as an extended version of route 78, it was one of the few Melbourne tram routes that did not pass through the CBD. Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it was entirely within Metlink ticketing Zone 1. This route was run from the Glenhuntly Tram Depot by Z or A class trams.

History[edit]

Before January 2009 route 79 North Richmond to St. Kilda Beach operated Monday to Friday from 6.15 pm, Saturdays from 1.10 pm, and all day Sundays and public holidays.[2] The route was discontinued on Sunday 27 July 2014 as part of a wider timetable change to the Yarra Trams network, replaced by a full time route 78 service.[3]

Route[edit]

There were 32 stops on route 79, which are numbered in decreasing order from Richmond.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Route 78/79", Yarra Trams, retrieved 9 November 2013 
  2. ^ Hugh Waldron (2009-10-16). "History of Melbourne tram route numbers (1950-2009)". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Capacity boost for tram passengers". Yarra Trams. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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