Melbourne tram route 19

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Route 19
North Coburg - Flinders Street station
Icon for route 19.
D2 5001 (Melbourne tram) in Elizabeth St on route 19 to City in PTV livery, December 2013.jpg
D2 class tram on Elizabeth Street in December 2013
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Brunswick
Vehicle D class
Night-time Fridays & Saturdays
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start North Coburg
Via Coburg
Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St)
End Flinders Street station
Length 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Journey time 30-40 minutes
Operates Daily
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
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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 D class trams from Brunswick depot.[1][2]


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 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 & 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] In January 2016, route 19 began operating through the night on Fridays and Saturdays as part of the Night Network.[5]


Route 19
North Coburg Sydney Road Stop 40
Gaffney Street Batman station 37
Bell Street 34
Victoria Street Coburg station 33
Moreland Road Moreland station Route 6 28
Brunswick tram depot 27
Albion Street Anstey station 26
Albert Street Brunswick station 22
Barkly Square Jewell station 20
Walker Street 16
University of Melbourne 11
Royal Melbourne Hospital 10
HaymarketRoutes 58, 59 9
Queen Victoria Market Route 57 7
Melbourne Central Melbourne Central station Routes 30, City Circle 5
Bourke Street Mall Routes 86, 96 3
Collins Street Routes 11, 12, 48, 109 3
Flinders Street station Flinders Street station Routes 70, 75, City Circle 1

Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops
Green denotes free tram zone


  1. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  2. ^ Route 19 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ The Melbourne, Brunswick & Coburg Tramways Trust Running Journal volume 3 number 1 July 1966
  4. ^ "Election 2010 scorecard", Public Transport Users Association, retrieved 2011-11-03 
  5. ^ Night Tram Public Transport Victoria

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