Melbourne tram route 8

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     Route 8
Moreland - Toorak
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Overview
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Brunswick
Malvern
Vehicle Z3 class
B2 class
D1 class
D2 class
Ended service 30 April 2017
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Moreland station
Via Coburg
Brunswick East
Carlton North
Carlton
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
Southbank
South Yarra
End Toorak
Length 15.7 km (9.8 mi)
Service
Journey time 55-70 minutes
Operates Daily
Zone(s) Free Zone: Stops 8-13
Myki Zone 1: Stops 133-111, 1-7, 14-43
Annual patronage 9.1 million
Timetable Route 8 timetable
Map Route 8 map
← Route 6  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 11 →

Route 8 was a tram route on the Melbourne tram network. The 15.7-kilometre (9.8-mile) route operated between Moreland station and Toorak, using Z, B and D1-class trams from Brunswick and Malvern depots.[1][2] The service ceased on 30 April 2017.[3]

History[edit]

The current route 8 commenced operating on 17 October 2004, when route 8 Melbourne University to Toorak was combined with route 22 Moreland to Arts Precinct.[4][5][6][7]

In February 2015, Yarra Trams released plans to build a centre platform at Toorak, 100 metres west of the existing terminus.[8] The work was completed in December 2015.[9]

In October 2016, it was announced that as part of works associated with the construction of Domain railway station, route 8 would cease on 30 April 2017.[3] The southern portion was replaced by extending route 55 from Domain Interchange to Toorak as route 58, while the northern section was replaced by extending route 6 from Melbourne University to Moreland.[10][11]

Operation[edit]

Routes 8 was operated out of Brunswick and Malvern depots by Z, B and D1 class trams.[2]

From 2016, D2 trams from Brunswick depot operated on doute 8, due to the transfer from Southbank to Brunswick of this class to operate route 19.

Route map[edit]

     Route 8
Some trams are wheelchair accessible. Free Tram Zone covers stops 8 to 13. Fare zone 1 applies from stop 133 to 7, and 14 to 42.
Connections
Moreland Stop
Brunswick tram depot
Up arrow Towards Anstey
(Cameron Street Up arrow)
Mainline rail interchange Upfield
Moreland station Cameron Street 133
(Moreland Road Down arrow)
Right arrow Towards Coburg
Tram interchange 19
Sydney Road 132
De Carle Street 131
Barrow Street 130
(Moreland Road Up arrow)
Bus interchange 510; Tram interchange 1
Nicholson Street 129
(Holmes Street Down arrow)
Donald Street 128
(Holmes Street Up arrow)
Bus interchange 503
Albion Street 127
(Lygon Street Down arrow)
Stewart Street 126
Bus interchange 508
Blyth Street 125
Victoria Street 124
Albert Street 123
Bus interchange 506
Glenlyon Road 122
Weston Street 121
Bus interchange 504
Brunswick Road 120
Park Street 119
Pigdon Street 118
Richardson Street 117
Fenwick Street 116
Melbourne Cemetery East Newry Street 115
Bus interchange 546
Princes Street 114
Lytton Street 113
(Up arrow Lygon Street – Elgin Street Down arrow)
Bus interchange 200, 207
Lygon Street 112
(Up arrow Elgin Street – Swanston Street Down arrow)
Bus interchange 402
Melbourne University Faraday Street 1
Lincoln Square Pelham Street 3
Queensberry Street 4
(Victoria Street Left arrow)
RMIT University Franklin Street 7
Tram interchange 30, 35; Mainline rail interchange City Loop
Melbourne Central station La Trobe Street 8
Towards Flagstaff Left arrow
Right arrow Towards Parliament
Tram interchange 86, 96
Bourke Street Mall Bourke Street 10
Tram interchange 11, 12, 48, 109
City Square Collins Street 11
Bus interchange 605; Tram interchange 35, 70, 75
Flinders Street station Flinders Street 13
Towards Southern Cross Left arrow
Right arrow Towards Parliament, Jolimont and Richmond
Yarra River
(Up arrow Swanston Street – St Kilda Road Down arrow)
Bus interchange 216, 219, 220; Tram interchange 1
Arts Precinct 14
Route 1 via Southbank Boulevard Left arrow
Grant Street 17
Shrine of Remembrance Dorcas Street 19
Route 55 via Park Street Left arrow
Bus interchange 216, 219, 220; Tram interchange 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 55, 64, 67, 72
Domain Interchange 20
Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 & 72 via St Kilda Road Left arrow
(Up arrow St Kilda Road – Domain Road Down arrow)
Dallas Brooks Drive 21
Melbourne Grammar 22
Hope Street 23
(Up arrow Domain Road)
Birdwood Avenue 24
(Down arrow Park Street)
Randall Place 25
(Up arrow Park Street)
Toorak Road 26
(Toorak Road West Down arrow)
Walsh Street 27
(Toorak Road West Up arrow)
Bus interchange 246, 969
Punt Road 28
(Toorak Road Down arrow)
Myrtle Street 29
Towards Prahran Left arrow
Right arrow Towards Richmond
Mainline rail interchange Pakenham, Cranbourne, Frankston, Sandringham
South Yarra station Osborne Street 30
Tram interchange 78
Chapel Street 31
Towards Hawksburn Left arrow
Tivoli Road 32
Como Avenue 33
Williams Road 34
Mathoura Road 35
Grange Road 36
Bus interchange 605
Orrong Road 37
Woorigoleen Road 38
Irving Road 39
Kooyong Road 40
Moonga Road 41
Tram interchange 16
Glenferrie Road^ 42
Left arrow Route 16 via Glenferrie Road Right arrow
Connections
Toorak Stop
^Malvern Depot services extend to the depot via route 16.
Expand to show intermediate stops. Route map is not to scale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  2. ^ a b Route 8 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ a b "Say hello to Route 58". Public Transport Victoria. Archived from the original on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  4. ^ From Toorak to Moreland on Route 8 Yarra Trams 13 October 2004
  5. ^ New improved routes for Melbourne's tram network Yarra Trams October 2004
  6. ^ "Route changes in Melbourne" Trolley Wire issue 299 December 2004 page 16
  7. ^ History of Melbourne Trams Routes from 1950 to 2009 Yarra Trams
  8. ^ Councillors slam proposal for new Toorak Rd terminus Herald Sun 19 February 2015
  9. ^ Route 8 Toorak Rd tram terminus gets $3.8m upgrade Stonnington Leader 9 December 2015
  10. ^ Metro Tunnel to Transform Melbourne's Tram Network Minister for Public Transport 25 October 2016
  11. ^ Trams to head west, route 58 to be born in network overhaul next year The Age 25 October 2016

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