Melbourne tram route 82

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Route 82
Moonee Ponds Junction - Footscray
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Z3 145 at Moonee Ponds junction, route 82.jpg
Z3 class tram at Moonee Ponds Junction
in October 2012
Overview
System Melbourne
Operator Yarra Trams
Depot Essendon
Vehicle Z3 class
Began service 2 May 1954
Route
Locale Melbourne, Australia
Start Moonee Ponds Junction
Via Maribyrnong
Ascot Vale
End Footscray station
Length 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Service
Journey time 25-30 minutes
Operates Daily
Zone(s) Myki Zone 1
Annual patronage 1.5 million
Timetable Route 82 timetable
Map Route 82 map
← Route 78  {{{system_nav}}}  Route 86 →

Melbourne tram route 82 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from Moonee Ponds Junction to Footscray railway station. It is one of only two tram routes which does not travel through the Melbourne CBD, the other being route 78. Part of its route is the last surviving segment of the Footscray tram network. It commenced operating on 2 May 1954. [1]

The 9.2 kilometre route is operated by Z3 class trams from Essendon tram depot.[2][3]

The route passes Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong. A short section (less than 700 metres) of the route is a light rail reserve track parallel to Wests Road, Maribyrnong. The route overlaps route 57 between the intersection of Maribyrnong and Union Roads, Ascot Vale, and Raleigh and Wests Roads, Maribyrnong.

On 12 November 1961 trams on Sunday were replaced on route 82 by buses. Sunday trams were reinstated on 8 August 1993.[4]

Until January 2016, route 82 trams terminated south of Moonee Ponds Junction in the middle of the Ascot Vale Road. After the stop was rebuilt, route 82 trams were extended to terminate at the main platforms with a headshunt built to the north.[5][6]

Unlike most other tram routes, route 82 does not operate within close proximity of its depot to allow crew transfers en-route. Hence at the beginning and end of shifts, trams operate from and to Essendon depot. Although not advertised in the public timetables, passengers can use these, with trams operating along Mount Alexander Road via route 59.

Map[edit]

Route 82
Moonee Ponds Junction Route 59 Stop 32
Ascot Vale Road Ascot Vale station 34
Union Road Route 57 37
Maribyrnong Park 41
Highpoint Shopping Centre 51
Footscray station Footscray station 36

Not all stops are shown, refer to timetable for full list of stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ History of Melbourne Trams Routes from 1950 to 2009 Yarra Trams
  2. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Route 82". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne - Other Services" Trolley Wire issue 255 November 1993 page 11
  5. ^ Moonee Ponds tram upgrade project Archived 2015-06-04 at the Wayback Machine. Yarra Trams 2 June 2015
  6. ^ Moonee Ponds Junction tram stop upgrade Yarra Trams 4 January 2016

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