Malvern tram depot, Melbourne

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Malvern tram depot, Melbourne
Malvern tram depot
Malvern tram depot
Overview
Location 21 Coldblo Road, Armadale
Operator Yarra Trams
Opened 30 May 1910 (1910-05-30)
Details
Roads 17 (14 in sheds, 3 outside)
Rolling stock 1 SW6-class
20 Z1-class
1 Z2-class
24 Z3-class
38 D1-class
1 D2-class
Routes 5, 6, 8 (shared with Brunswick), 16, 72

Malvern tram depot is located in Armadale, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.[1] It is one of 8 depots operated in the Yarra Trams network.[2]

History[edit]

The depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.[3][4]

Heritage buildings[edit]

The old buildings in the complex are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[5][6]

Layout[edit]

The main yard has 17 roads, 14 of these inside 2 sheds and 3 uncovered roads taking up space in Coldblo Road. A multi-directional single exit/entry track exists.[1]

Rolling stock[edit]

Malvern Depot is home to a combination of both old and new trams. The fleet includes 1 SW6-class tram, 20 Z1-class trams, 1 Z2-class trams, 24 Z3-class trams, all 38 Siemens Combino 3-car module D1-class trams and 1 D2-class tram; a total of 85 trams.[1]

Routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Malvern Depot". VICSIG. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Facts & Figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Malvern Depot 100th". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Sheridan, Ainsleigh (28 May 2010). "Roll along for centenary at Malvern Depot". Stonington Leader (whereilive.com.au). Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "TRAM DEPOT". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Malvern Tram Depot". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Route 5". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Route 6". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Route 8". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Route 16". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Route 72". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°51′31″S 145°01′41″E / 37.8587°S 145.0281°E / -37.8587; 145.0281