Kew tram depot

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Kew tram depot
Location
Location Cnr Barkers Road & High Street, Kew
Characteristics
Owner(s) VicTrack
Operator(s) Yarra Trams
Roads 12 (all in sheds)
Rolling stock 13 A2-class
36 C-class
Routes served 48, 78, 109
History
Opened 8 May 1915 (1915-05-08)

Kew tram depot is located on the corner of Barkers Road and High Street, Kew, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operated by Yarra Trams, it is one of eight tram depots on the Melbourne tram network.

History[edit]

Kew tram depot opened on 8 May 1915.[1][2] When the Public Transport Corporation was privatised in August 1999, Kew depot passed to Yarra Trams.[3][4]

Layout[edit]

The main yard has 12 covered roads. There are two tracks for trams leaving or entering via Barkers Road, and a single track connecting to High Street.[3]

Rolling stock[edit]

As at October 2016, the depot had an allocation of 49 trams: 13 A1-class and 36 C-class.[3]

Routes[edit]

The following routes are operated from Kew depot:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The early days". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Kew Tram Depot celebrates 100 years". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Kew Depot". Vicsig. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Yarra Trams" Trolley Wire issue 279 November 1999 page 25
  5. ^ "Route 48". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Route 78". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Route 109". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 37°48′46″S 145°01′22″E / 37.8127°S 145.0228°E / -37.8127; 145.0228