Melbourne tram route 59

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Route 59
Airport West - Flinders Street station
B2 2080 in Mount Alexander Road on route 59, 2013.JPG
B class tram on Mount Alexander Road in May 2013
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Essendon
Vehicle B class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Airport West
Via Niddrie
Moonee Ponds Junction
Ascot Vale
North Melbourne
End Flinders Street station
Length 14.7 km (9.1 mi)
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops 1-7
Myki Zone 1: Stops 8-59
Annual patronage 10.2 million
Timetable Route 59 timetable
Map Route 59 map
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Melbourne tram route 59 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Airport West to Flinders Street station. The 14.7 kilometre route is operated by B2 class trams from Essendon depot.[1][2]

Route 59 operated to Essendon Airport until 1976, when it was diverted to terminate at Airport West.[3]


The route starts at the corner of Matthews Avenue and Rodd Road, Airport West and operates via Niddrie, Essendon, Moonee Ponds Junction, Ascot Vale, Flemington, North Melbourne and Elizabeth Street to terminate at Flinders Street station.


Route 59
Airport West Stop 59
Essendon Airport 56
Essendon station Essendon station 41
Pascoe Vale Road 38
Moonee Ponds Junction Route 82 33
Flemington Bridge station Flemington Bridge station 22
Royal Children's Hospital Routes 55, 57 19
Royal Melbourne Hospital Route 55 14
Queen Victoria Market Routes 19, 57 7
Melbourne Central station Melbourne Central station Routes 30, City Circle 5
Collins Street Routes 11, 48, 109, 112 2
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. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Route 59". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Budd, Dale; Wilson, Randall (1998). Melbourne's Marvellous Trams. Randwick: University of New South Wales Press. p. 23. ISBN 0 868405 04 3. 

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