Southbank tram depot
|Southbank tram depot|
Entry to the depot, looking back to the city
|Location||167 Normanby Rd, Southbank|
|Opened||8 February 1997|
|Roads||9 (2 in workshops, 7 outside)|
|Rolling stock||29 W-class
|Routes||12 30, 35 (City Circle), 96|
Southbank tram depot is located in Southbank, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It is one of 8 depots operated in the Yarra Trams network. The depot was opened in February 1997 on the site of the former Montague shipping shed, and replaced the now-demolished South Melbourne tram depot.
The main yard has 9 roads, 2 of these inside a maintenance shed. There are also 2 stabling roads for the 3 Colonial Tramcar Restaurant cars, which also operate from this depot. Two entrances exist - namely East Gate and West Gate.
Southbank Depot hosts a variety of trams: 29 W-class trams, 7 A1-class trams, 5 C2-class trams, 18 D2-class trams, and 5 E-class trams: a total of 64 trams. Servicing of Z3-class trams from other depots is performed at Southbank, however these trams are not used on Southbank routes.
- Route 12 - Victoria Gardens to St Kilda
- Route 30 – St Vincents Plaza to Etihad Stadium Docklands
- Route 35 – City Circle
- Route 96 – East Brunswick to St Kilda Beach (runs along former St Kilda railway line)
- Numerous football, cricket, concert or other special event services which run as required.
- Yarra Trams website