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)|
|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|
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.
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, 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.
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. 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.
|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 the only tram route on the network that neither operates at night nor on weekends.
|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.
|Note: Green denotes free tram zone|
- 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
- History of Melbourne Trams Routes from 1950 to 2009 Yarra Trams