Southbank tram depot, Melbourne

Southbank Tram Depot is located in Southbank, a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. It is one of 8 depots operated in the Yarra Trams network. The depot was opened in March, 1997 on the site of the former Montague shipping shed, and replaced the now-demolished South Melbourne tram depot.

Layout

The main yard has 9 roads, 2 of these inside a maintenance shed. There are also 2 stabling roads for the 3 Colonial Tramcar Restaurant cars, which also operate from this depot. Two entrances exist - namely East Gate and West Gate.

Services

Southbank Depot hosts a variety of trams, including 27 W-Class trams, 5 A-Class trams, 6 B-Class trams, 7 C-Class trams and 17 D2-Class trams, a total of 61. Servicing of Z3-Class trams from other depots is performed at Southbank, however these trams are not used on Southbank routes.

* Route 30 - Docklands to St. Vincent's Plaza
* Route 31/43 - Collins St West to St. Vincent's Plaza/East Melbourne
* Route 35 - City Circle
* Route 96 - St Kilda Beach to East Brunswick (runs along former St Kilda Railway line)
* Route 109 - Port Melbourne to Box Hill "(shared with Kew Tram Depot)" (runs along former Port Melbourne Railway line)
* Route 112 - St Kilda/South Melbourne Beach to West Preston "(shared with East Preson Depot)"
* Numerous football, cricket, concert or other special event services which run as required.

The depot is also home to Tram Attendants and Revenue Protection Officers

References

* cite web
url=http://www.vicsig.net/index.php?page=trams&depot=southbank
title=VICSIG - Southbank Depot
publisher=www.vicsig.net
accessdate=2008-08-27


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