Melbourne tram route 30
|St Vincent's Plaza - Central Pier|
|System||Melbourne tramway network|
|Start||St Vincent's Plaza|
Melbourne CBD (La Trobe St)
|Length||2.9 km (1.8 mi)|
|Zone(s)||Free Zone: Stops D2, D1, 1-10
Myki Zone 1: Stops 11-12
|Timetable||Route 30 timetable|
|Map||Route 30 map|
Melbourne tram route 30 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from St Vincents Plaza to Docklands Central Pier. The 2.9 kilometre route is operated by A class trams from Southbank depot.
The Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board had proposed an electric tram line from Brunswick Street to Spencer Street along Victoria Parade and La Trobe Street as early as 1923, but it took until 15 January 1951 for this to be realised, when a line from Brunswick Street to Lonsdale Street along Victoria Parade, La Trobe Street and Spencer Street was opened by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board.
On 4 January 2005, route 30 was extended to Waterfront City along Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive, with the opening of the $7.5 million Docklands Drive tram extension. Route 30 started terminating in its current location in Harbour Esplanade at Central Pier in July 2008, with route 86 being extended to Waterfront City.
Route 30 runs from St Vincent's Plaza, East Melbourne west on Victoria Parade passing St Vincent's Hospital, Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens, a World Heritage Site. It turns into La Trobe Street and continues west passing Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Central railway station, Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff railway station, crossing into Docklands, passing Docklands Stadium and turning south into Harbour Esplanade where it terminates at Central Pier.
|Free Tram Zone covers stops 10 to D2. Fare zone 1 applies at stop 12.|
|#(W) – westbound stop number; #(E) – eastbound stop number.
^Depot services terminate at Spencer Street.
All stops shown. Route map is not to scale.
- Facts & figures Yarra Trams
- Route 30 Yarra Trams
- "Proposals for a General Scheme", Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Milestones, 1951 - 1960", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Docklands Drive Tram Extension Now In Service", Yarra Trams, retrieved 2011-09-28
- "Completed tram initiatives", Department of Transport, retrieved 2011-09-28