Melbourne tram route 8

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Route 8
Moreland - Toorak
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B class tram.jpg
Overview
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Brunswick
Malvern
Vehicle Z class
B2 class
D1 class
D2 class
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Moreland
Via Coburg
Brunswick East
Carlton North
Carlton
Melbourne CBD (Swanston St)
Southbank
South Yarra
End Toorak
Length 15.7 km (9.8 mi)
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
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Melbourne tram route 8 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Moreland to Toorak. The 15.7 kilometre route is operated by Z, B and D1 class trams from Brunswick and Malvern depots.[1][2]

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.[3]

In February 2015, Yarra Trams released plans to build a centre platform at Toorak, 100 metres west of the present terminus.[4] The work was completed in December 2015.[5]

In October 2016, it was announced that as part of works associated with the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, route 8 will cease in mid-2017. The southern portion will be replaced by extending route 55 from Domain Interchange to Toorak as route 58 while the Northern section will be replaced by extending route 6 from Melbourne University to Moreland.[6]

Operation[edit]

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

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

Map[edit]

Route 8
Moreland station Moreland station Stop 133
Sydney Road Route 19 132
Moreland Road 129
Brunswick Road 120
Melbourne Cemetery East 115
Swanston Street 111
Melbourne University 1
City
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 St station Routes 70, 75, City Circle 13
Arts Precinct Route 1 14
St Kilda Road
Southbank Boulevarde 16
Coventry Street 18
Domain Interchange Route 55 20
Melbourne Grammar 22
Toorak Road 26
High Street Route 5 27
Punt Road 28
South Yarra station South Yarra station 30
Chapel Street Route 78 31
Prahran
Mathoura Road 35
Orrong Road 37
Kooyong Road 40
Toorak Glenferrie Road Route 16 43

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. ^ a b Route 8 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ New improved routes for Melbourne's tram network Yarra Trams October 2004
  4. ^ Councillors slam proposal for new Toorak Rd terminus Herald Sun 19 February 2015
  5. ^ Route 8 Toorak Rd tram terminus gets $3.8m upgrade Stonnington Leader 9 December 2015
  6. ^ Metro Tunnel to Transform Melbourne's Tram Network Minister for Public Transport 25 October 2016

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