Melbourne tram route 19
|North Coburg - Flinders Street station|
|System||Melbourne tramway network|
|Night-time||Fridays & Saturdays|
|End||Melbourne city centre|
|Length||10.2 km (6.3 mi)|
|Zone(s)||Free Zone: Stops 1-7
Myki Zone 1: Stops 8-40
|Annual patronage||11.4 million|
|Timetable||Route 19 timetable|
|Map||Route 19 map|
Melbourne tram route 19 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from North Coburg to Flinders Street station. The 10.2 kilometre route is operated by B and D class trams from Brunswick depot.
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 B and D class trams.
This route is especially busy during University semester times, serving the western side of the University of Melbourne and the Parkville 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 Melbourne, Brunswick and Coburg Tramways Trust in 1916, but never came to fruition. This extension has been brought up since, most recently by the Victorian Greens during the 2010 state election. In January 2016, route 19 began operating through the night on Fridays and Saturdays as part of the Night Network.
Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops