Melbourne tram route 72
|Melbourne University - Camberwell|
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
|Length||16.8 km (10.4 mi)|
|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|
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.
Route 72 was originally known as route 7. When its base of operations was moved from Malvern depot to Camberwell depot 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). The route was subsequently returned to Malvern depot, yet kept its new number as the route 7 designation had been given to a shortened version of route 6 (also based at Malvern depot).
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.
Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops
- Facts & figures Yarra Trams
- Route 72 Yarra Trams
- "The Real Transport Challenges: A Call for a Vision" (PDF), Public Transport Users Association, p. 56, retrieved 2011-11-03