Melbourne tram route 72

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Route 72
Melbourne University - Camberwell
Icon for route 72.
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D1 class tram on Swanston Street
in December 2014
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Malvern
Vehicle Z3 class
D1 class
Predecessors Route 7
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Melbourne University
Via Carlton
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
South Yarra
Glen Iris
Hawthorn East
End Camberwell
Length 16.8 km (10.4 mi)
Journey time 55-75 minutes
Operates Daily
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops 8-13
Myki Zone 1: Stops 1-8, 14-70
Annual patronage 6.2 million
Timetable Route 72 timetable
Map Route 72 map
← Route 70  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 75 →

Melbourne tram route 72 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Melbourne University to Camberwell. The 16.8 kilometre route is operated by Z and D class trams from Malvern depot.[1][2]

Route 72 was originally known as route 7. When its base of operations was moved from Malvern depot to Camberwell depot in October 1970 for a short period, it became route 72 in keeping with that depot's numbering scheme (routes 70 and 75 being the other routes based at Camberwell depot).[3][4] The route was subsequently returned to Malvern depot in 1979, but kept its new number as the route 7 designation had been given to a shortened version of route 6 (also based at Malvern depot).[5]

In response to the State Government's Melbourne 2030 planning policy, the Public Transport Users Association lobbied to extend route 72 north to Doncaster Road and Ivanhoe station, and south to Caulfield.[6]


Route 72
Melbourne University Routes 1, 6 Stop 1
La Trobe Street Melbourne Central station Routes 30, City Circle 8
Lonsdale Street 9
Bourke Street Routes 86, 96 10
Collins Street Routes 11, 12, 48, 109 11
Federation Square Flinders Street station Routes 70, 75, City Circle 13
Arts Precinct Route 1 14
Southbank Boulevarde 16
Coventry Street 18
Domain Interchange Route 58 20
Toorak Road 22
Commercial Road Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 25
Chapel Street Route 78 31
Toorak station Toorak station 37
Glenferrie Road Route 16 43
Gardiner station Gardiner station 51
Camberwell Road Routes 70, 75 61
Camberwell station Camberwell station 64
Camberwell Cotham Road Route 109 70

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


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