Southbank tram depot

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Southbank tram depot
Location Normanby Road, Southbank
Owner(s) VicTrack
Operator(s) Yarra Trams
Roads 9 (2 in workshops, 7 outside)
Rolling stock 17 W-class
12 A1-class
12 A2-class
5 C2-class
23 E-class
Routes served 12, 30, 35, 96
Opened 8 February 1997 (1997-02-08)

Southbank tram depot is located in Southbank, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Operated by Yarra Trams, it is one of eight tram depots on the Melbourne tram network.


Southbank tram depot opened on 8 February 1997 on the site of the former Montague shipping shed replacing South Melbourne depot.[1] When the Public Transport Corporation was privatised in August 1999, Southbank depot passed to Yarra Trams.[2] The depot was extended in 2009 as part of the E-class tram project.[3]


The main yard has nine roads, two of these inside a maintenance shed.[4] There are also two stabling roads for the three Colonial Tramcar Restaurant cars, which also operate from this depot. Two entrances exist, East Gate and West Gate.

Rolling stock[edit]

As at January 2017, the depot had an allocation of 69 trams: 17 W-class, 12 A1-class, 12 A2-class, 5 C2-class and 23 E-class.[4] Servicing of Z3-class trams from other depots is performed at Southbank, however these trams are not used on Southbank routes.


The following routes are operated from Southbank depot:


  1. ^ "Melbourne's Electric Trams" Trolley Wire issue 307 November 2006 page 11
  2. ^ "Yarra Trams" Trolley Wire issue 279 November 1999 page 25
  3. ^ Southbank tram depot gets an upgrade Yarra Trams 29 July 2009
  4. ^ a b "Southbank Depot". Vicsig. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Route 12 Yarra Trams
  6. ^ Route 30 Yarra Trams
  7. ^ City Circle Tram Yarra Trams
  8. ^ "Route 96". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Southbank tram depot at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 37°49′43″S 144°57′04″E / 37.8285°S 144.9512°E / -37.8285; 144.9512