Melbourne tram route 70
|Waterfront City Docklands – Wattle Park|
|Start||Waterfront City Docklands|
Melbourne CBD (Flinders St)
|Length||16.5 km (10.3 mi)|
|Zone(s)||Free Zone: Stops D11-D6, 1-7
Myki Zone 1: Stops 8-61
|Annual patronage||5.4 million|
|Timetable||Route 70 timetable|
|Map||Route 70 map|
Melbourne tram route 70 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Waterfront City Docklands to Wattle Park. The 16.5 kilometre route is operated by A and B class trams from Camberwell depot.
The route runs along Docklands Drive, Harbour Esplanade, Flinders Street in the city, behind Melbourne Park (alongside the railway tracks) at Richmond and then links up to Swan Street, running along Riversdale Road through Hawthorn and Camberwell to the eastern end of Wattle Park, terminating at Elgar Road.
At the city end the tram once ran along Swan Street until reaching the Swan Street Bridge, then ran along Batman Avenue following the Yarra River until it reached the city terminus beside Princes Bridge, opposite Flinders Street station. The current route was adopted as part of the Exhibition Street Extension project announced by the State Government in April 1998 and completed in October 1999, where a four-lane divided road was built over the Jolimont Yard, enabling Batman Avenue west of Melbourne Park to be closed.
Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops