Melbourne tram route 79

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Route 79
North RichmondSt Kilda Beach
SW6 954 (Melbourne tram) in Windsor, on route 79, September 2006.jpg
System Melbourne tramway network
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Glenhuntly
Vehicle Z-class, A2-class
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start North Richmond
Via Richmond
South Yarra
End St Kilda Beach
Length 7.5 km (4.7 mi)[1]
Zone(s) Zone 1 for the entire route
Timetable Route 79 timetable
Map Route 79 map
← Route 78  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 82 →

Tram route 79 was a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It ran from North Richmond to St Kilda Beach through the suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Balaclava.

Operated after 19:00 as an extended version of route 78, it was one of the few Melbourne tram routes that did not pass through the CBD. Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it was entirely within Metlink ticketing Zone 1. This route was run from the Glenhuntly Tram Depot by Z or A class trams.


Before January 2009 route 79 North Richmond to St Kilda Beach operated Monday to Friday from 18:15, Saturdays from 13:10, and all day Sundays and public holidays.[2] The route was discontinued on 27 July 2014 as part of a wider timetable change to the Yarra Trams network, replaced by a full-time route 78 service.[3]


There were 32 stops on route 79, which are numbered in decreasing order from Richmond.

Starts at Victoria Street Terminus, North Richmond, then runs via:


  1. ^ "Route 78/79", Yarra Trams, retrieved 9 November 2013 
  2. ^ Hugh Waldron (2009-10-16). "History of Melbourne tram route numbers (1950-2009)" (PDF). Yarra Trams. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Capacity boost for tram passengers". Yarra Trams. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 

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