Melbourne tram route 30


Melbourne tram route 30
St Vincent's Plaza - Etihad Stadium DocklandsSt Vincent's Plaza - Etihad Stadium Docklands
Melbourne trams route 30 map.png
Route Information
Route Number 30
Number of stops 13
Timetables Link
Route Map Link
Zone Location
Zone 1
Entire route

Tram route 30 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from St Vincents Plaza to Etihad Stadium. It only runs on weekdays, during daylight hours and is one of three fare paying routes to use heritage W class trams.

Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it falls within Metcard/myki ticketing Zone 1.

Contents

History

The Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board had proposed an electric tram line from Brunswick Street to Spencer Street along Victoria Parade and La Trobe Street as early as 1923,[1] but it took until 15 January 1951 for this to be realised, when a line from Brunswick Street to Lonsdale Street along Victoria Parade, La Trobe Street and Spencer Street was opened by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.[2]

On 4 January 2005 route 30 was extended to Waterfront City along Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive, with the opening of the $7.5 million Docklands Drive tram extension.[3] Route 30 started terminating in its current location in Harbour Esplanade at Central Pier in July 2008, with route 86 being extended to Waterfront City.[4]

Route

W6 class tram on route 30 in Victoria Parade
 Route 30 
Unknown BSicon "KBHFa yellow"
St Vincent's Plaza Routes 24, 109, 112 Stop 12
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Nicholson St Routes 86, Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Victoria Pde 9
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Exhibition St 8
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Russell St 7
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Swanston St Melbourne Central Station Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72 6
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Elizabeth St Melbourne Central Station Routes 19, 57, 59 5
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
William St Flagstaff Station Route 55 3
Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
La Trobe St West End Routes 75, 86, Unknown BSicon "BHF yellow"
Etihad Stadium Route 86 D1
Unknown BSicon "KBHFe yellow"
Etihad Stadium Docklands Routes 70, City Circle D2

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

Route 30 runs from St Vincent's Plaza, East Melbourne west on Victoria Parade passing St Vincent's Hospital, Eye and Ear Hospital and the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens, a World Heritage Site. It turns slightly into La Trobe Street and continues west passing Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Central railway station, Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff railway station, crossing into Docklands. Passing Etihad Stadium and turning south into Harbour Esplanade where it terminates at Central Pier.

Operation

Route 30 is run from Southbank depot[5] and is predominantly run with W class trams.

Maps and Timetables

See also

References