Melbourne tram route 8

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Route 8
Moreland - Toorak
YarraTramsLogoNew.svg
B class tram.jpg
Overview
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Brunswick
Malvern
Vehicle Z class
B2 class
D1 class
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Moreland
Via Coburg
Brunswick East
Carlton North
Carlton
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
Southbank
South Yarra
End Toorak
Length 15.7 km (9.8 mi)
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops 8-13
Myki: Stops 133-111, 1-7, 14-43
Annual patronage 9.1 million
Timetable Route 8 timetable
Map Route 8 map
Route 6 ←   → Route 11

Melbourne tram route 8 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Moreland to Toorak.

Like most Melbourne tram routes, route 8 operates entirely in Myki Zone 1. The 15.7 kilometre route is operated by Z, B and D1 class trams from Brunswick and Malvern depots.[1][2]

History[edit]

The current route 8 commenced operating on 17 October 2004, when route 8 Melbourne University to Toorak was combined with route 22 Moreland to Arts Precinct.[3]

In February 2015, Yarra Trams released plans to build a centre platform at Toorak, 100 metres west of the present terminus.[4]

The route is scheduled to be discontinued in July 2015, being replaced by alterations of routes 1, 6 and 55.[5]

Route[edit]

Stop 1 is located at the Melbourne University, which is in the middle of the route, with stop numbers increasing in both directions.

Map[edit]

Route 8
Moreland Station Moreland station Stop 133
Sydney Road Route 19 132
Moreland Road 129
Brunswick Road 120
Melbourne Cemetery East 115
Swanston Street 111
Melbourne University 1
City
La Trobe Street Free Transit Zone Melbourne Central station Routes 30, City Circle 8
Lonsdale Street Free Transit Zone 9
Bourke Street Free Transit Zone Routes 86, 96 10
Collins Street Free Transit Zone Routes 11, 12, 48, 109 11
Federation Square Free Transit Zone Flinders St station Routes 70, 75, City Circle 13
Arts Precinct Route 1 14
St Kilda Road
Southbank Boulevarde 16
Coventry Street 18
Domain Interchange Route 55 20
Melbourne Grammar 22
Toorak Road 26
High Street Route 5 27
Punt Road 28
South Yarra station South Yarra station 30
Chapel Street Route 78 31
Prahran
Mathoura Road 35
Orrong Road 37
Kooyong Road 40
Glenferrie Road, Toorak Route 16 43

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


Operation[edit]

Routes 8 is operated out of Brunswick and Malvern depots by Z, B and D1 class trams.[2]

References[edit]

External links[edit]