Malvern tram depot, Melbourne

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Malvern tram depot, Melbourne
Location
Location Coldblo Road, Armadale
Characteristics
Owner(s) VicTrack
Operator(s) Yarra Trams
Roads 17 (14 in sheds, 3 outside)
Rolling stock 38 D1-class
44 Z3-class
Routes served 5, 6, 8 (shared with Brunswick), 16, 72
History
Opened 30 May 1910 (1910-05-30)

Malvern tram depot is located on Coldblo Road, Armadale, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operated by Yarra Trams, it is one of eight tram depots on the Melbourne tram network.

History[edit]

Malvern tram depot was opened on 30 May 1910 by the Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust (PMTT).[1][2][3] It was included in the sale of the PMTT to the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board on 1 March 1920. In 1930 a second tramshed was built on the opposite side of Coldblo Road.[4]

When the Public Transport Corporation was privatised in August 1999, Essendon depot passed to M>Tram.[1][5] It passed to Yarra Trams when it took control of the entire tram network in April 2004.[6] In January 2005 Coldblo Road that ran between the two sheds with one track was closed to vehicle traffic and two additional tracks laid.

Heritage buildings[edit]

The buildings at the depot are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.[7][8]

Layout[edit]

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

Rolling stock[edit]

As at November 2016, the depot had an allocation of 82 trams: 38 D1-class and 44 Z3-class.[1]

Routes[edit]

The following routes are operated from Malvern depot:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Malvern Depot". Vicsig. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Malvern Depot 100th". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Sheridan, Ainsleigh (28 May 2010). "Roll along for centenary at Malvern Depot". Stonington Leader. whereilive.com.au. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Centenary of Malvern Depot" Trolley Wire issue 322 August 2010 pages 22-26
  5. ^ "Swanston Trams" Trolley Wire issue 279 November 1999 page 25
  6. ^ Some facts about the new Melbourne tram network Yarra Trams 19 February 2004
  7. ^ "Tram Depot". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Malvern Tram Depot". Victorian Heritage Database. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Route 5". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Route 6". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Route 8". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Route 16". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Route 72". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

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