Melbourne tram route 70

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Route 70
Waterfront City DocklandsWattle Park
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A class tram on Flinders Street in September 2006
Overview
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Camberwell
Vehicle A class
B class
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Waterfront City Docklands
Via Docklands
Melbourne CBD (Flinders St)
Richmond
Burnley
Hawthorn
Hawthorn East
Camberwell
Surrey Hills
End Wattle Park
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
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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.[1][2]

Route[edit]

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,[3] where a four-lane divided road was built over the Jolimont Yard, enabling Batman Avenue west of Melbourne Park to be closed.

Map[edit]

Route 70
Waterfront City Docklands Stop D11
Central Pier Routes 30, 75, 86, City Circle D2
Spencer Street Routes 12, 96, 109 1
Elizabeth Street Flinders Street station Routes 19, 57, 59 4
Swanston Street Flinders Street station Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72 5
Rod Laver Arena 7B
Richmond station Richmond station 8
East Richmond station East Richmond station Route 78 11
Riversdale Junction Route 75 25
Glenferrie Road Route 16 32
Riversdale station Riversdale station 46
Highfield Road 51
Warrigal Road 56
Wattle Park 61

Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops
Green denotes free tram zone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  2. ^ Route 70 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ "Exhibition Street Extension Opening" (PDF). www.transurban.com.au. 26 October 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 

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