Melbourne tram route 19

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Route 19
North Coburg - City (Elizabeth St)
D2 5001 (Melbourne tram) in Elizabeth St on route 19 to City in PTV livery, December 2013.jpg
D2 5001 in Elizabeth St on a route 19 to Flinders St, in PTV livery, 2013
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Brunswick[1]
Vehicle B2 class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start North Coburg
Via Coburg
End Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St)
Length 10.2 km (6.3 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Annual patronage 11.4 million[2]
Timetable Route 19 timetable
Map Route 19 map
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Tram route 19 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from Flinders Street in the city centre to North Coburg in the northern suburbs. It runs through the suburbs of Melbourne, Parkville, Brunswick, Coburg, and Coburg North. Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it is entirely within myki ticketing Zone 1.


As this tram route is one of the most patronised in Melbourne, the VicRoads Think>Tram initiative was instated along this route to help increase ontime running. Yellow dividers are now bolted along Royal Parade forming a tram lane on road space which was previously shared by cars. Further Think Tram initiatives included signage improvements along the route and right-turn bans and turn priorities along Sydney Road. The route is operated by B2 class trams.

This route is especially busy during University semester times, serving the western side of Melbourne University and the Parkville (Pharmacy) campus of Monash University, while the route also passes through one of the most diverse areas in Melbourne, with Lebanese, Greek, Italian and some Asian restaurants and shops along Sydney Road.

An extension to Fawkner was first planned by the The Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust in 1916, but never came to fruition.[3] This extension has been brought up since, most recently by the Victorian Greens during the 2010 state election.[4]


There are 40 stops on route 19.

Starts at intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, opposite Flinders Street Station (stop 1 - interchange), then runs via:

Ends at Sydney Road, North Coburg (stop 40 - platform stop).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Route 19", Yarra Trams, retrieved 11 June 2013 
  2. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust", TMSV Running Journal, retrieved 2011-11-03 
  4. ^ "Election 2010 scorecard", Public Transport Users Association, retrieved 2011-11-03 

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