Melbourne tram route 30

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Route 30
St Vincent's Plaza - Central Pier
Icon for route 30.
A1 245 in Victoria Pde on route 30, 2013.JPG
A class tram on Victoria Parade on route 30 in April 2013
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Southbank
Vehicle A class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start St Vincent's Plaza
Via East Melbourne
Melbourne CBD (La Trobe St)
End Central Pier
Length 2.9 km (1.8 mi)
Journey time 15 minutes
Operates Weekdays 06:00 - 18:00
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops D2, D1, 1-10
Myki Zone 1: Stops 11-12
Timetable Route 30 timetable
Map Route 30 map
Route map

Melbourne trams route 30 map.png

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Melbourne tram route 30 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from St Vincent's Plaza to Docklands Central Pier. The 2.9 kilometre route is operated by A class trams from Southbank depot.[1][2]


The Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB) had proposed an electric tram line from Brunswick Street to Spencer Street along Victoria Parade and La Trobe Street as early as 1923,[3] 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 MMTB.[4]

On 4 January 2005, route 30 was extended to Waterfront City along Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive, with the opening of the Docklands Drive tram extension.[5] 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.[6][7]

Melbourne tram route 30 evolution
Dates Route Notes
25 September 1972 - 3 January 2005 City (La Trobe Street) to City (Brunswick Street) Route operated without number prior to this date;
Never an evening service
4 January 2005 - 27 July 2008 Waterfront City Docklands to City (Brunswick Street) No evening service
28 July 2008 - Present Central Pier Docklands to City (Brunswick Street) No evening service


Route 30 runs from the St Vincent's Plaza interchange, East Melbourne west on Victoria Parade passing St Vincent's Hospital, Eye & Ear Hospital and the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. 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.


Route 30 is operated by Southbank depot with A class trams.[2] It was operated by W class trams until 23 December 2014.

Route 30 is the only tram route on the network that neither operates at night nor on weekends.


Route 30
St Vincents Plaza - Central Pier Docklands via East Melbourne, La Trobe Street, City
Free Tram Zone covers stops 10 to D2. Fare zone 1 applies for stop 12.
Stop Name (Road Name)
continues as Tram 12, 109
towards Victoria Gardens and Box Hill
St Vincent Plaza Siding
Brunswick Street
Tram 11
 Left arrow West Preston
St Vincent's Plaza
Victoria Parade
Tram interchange 11, 12, 109; Bus interchange Victoria Pde Buses
Gisborne Street
Tram 11, 12, 109
Collins Street Right arrow
Nicholson Street
Tram interchange 86, 96
Nicholson Street
Tram 86, 96
Bourke Street Right arrow
 Left arrow East Brunswick/Bundoora
La Trobe Street
Bus interchange 402
Exhibition Street
La Trobe Street
Bus interchange 250, 251
Russel Street
Bus interchange 200, 207
Melbourne Central Station
Tram interchange 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
Swanston Street
Tram 1, 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
Domain/St Kilda Road Right arrow
 Left arrow Melbourne University
Melbourne Central Station
Tram interchange 19, 57, 59
Elizabeth Street
Tram 19, 57, 59
Flinders Street Station Right arrow
 Left arrow Haymarket/North Melbourne
Queen Street
Bus interchange Queens St Buses
Flagstaff Station
Williams Street
Tram 58
Domain/Toorak Right arrow
 Left arrow Haymarket/West Coburg
King Street
Spencer Street
Tram interchange 86; Bus interchange 216, 219, 684
Spencer Street
Tram 86
Bourke Street/Bundoora Right arrow
 Left arrow Spencer St Siding
Spencer Street
Etihad Stadium Docklands
La Trobe Street
Harbour Esplanade
Tram 70, 75
Flinders Street Right arrow
Central Pier
Harbour Esplanade
Tram interchange 70, 75, 86
Docklands Drive
Tram 70, 86
Waterfront City Docklands Right arrow
Footscray Road Siding
Stop Name (Road Name)
Note: Green denotes free tram zone


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