Melbourne tram route 67

Melbourne tram route 67 is a tram route on the Melbourne network which operates between Melbourne University and Carnegie. The 12.7 kilometre route is operated by Z, A and B class trams from Glenhuntly depot.[1][2]

The route starts at Melbourne University and operates via Swanston Street, St Kilda Road, Brighton Road and Glen Huntly Road to its terminus on the corner of Truganini and Koornang Roads in Carnegie.[3]

History

Route 67 was first allocated to the line between Carnegie and the City (Swanston Street) on 1 November 1970, as part of a network-wide renumbering scheme. Prior to that, the line to Carnegie was serviced by Route 4. When route numbers were first introduced to Melbourne’s tram network, Route 67 was allocated to the route between Point Ormond and Elsternwick. A number revision in 1938 led to Route 67 being allocated between Balaclava Junction and St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road and St Kilda Junction. Further changes on 1 August 1955 led to Route 67 becoming a shortworking for West Coburg services terminating in the City (William St) rather than Domain Road. Trams traditionally terminated at the Victoria St terminus, but following an accident in 1991, trams instead terminated at the Queensberry St crossover. Due to congestion during peak hours at the crossover, some trams continued north to Melbourne University. Finally on 17 January 1996, a permanent shunt was built at Melbourne University. From then on, Route 67 trams were altered run full-time to Melbourne University.

The origins of route 67 lie in separate tram lines. The section of track between Queensberry Street (Stop 4) and Brunning Street (Stop 38) is the oldest section of this route, dating back to the Brighton Road cable tram which opened on 11 October 1888 by the Melbourne Tramway & Omnibus Company. This cable tram line was electrified in stages by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board (MMTB). The section between Domain Interchange (Stop 20) and St Kilda Junction (Stop 30) was electrified on 27 December 1925. The section between Queensberry Street and City Road (near Stop 14) was electrified on the same day. The line between City Road and Domain Interchange was electrified on 24 January 1926. The Prahran & Malvern Tramways Trust opened the Glenhuntly Road line between Elsternwick (Stop 44) and Grange Road (Stop 62) on 13 November 1913. The Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board extended this line to Carnegie on 19 December 1926. The section of track between Brunning Street and Glenhuntly Road (Stop 43) opened on 29 August 1926.

In January 2016, route 67 began operating through the night on Fridays and Saturdays as part of the Night Network.[4]

Melbourne tram route 67 evolution
Dates Route Notes
24 June 1934 – 15 October 1938 Point Ormond to Elsternwick
16 October 1938 – 31 July 1955 Balclava Junction to St Kilda Beach via Dandenong Road
1 August 1955 – 31 October 1970 City (William Street) to West Coburg
1 November 1970 – 14 April 1991 City (Victoria Street) to Carnegie
15 April 1991 – 16 January 1996 City (Queensberry/Swanston Street) to Carnegie Some services terminated at Melbourne University
17 January 1996 – onwards Melbourne University to Carnegie

Route map

Melbourne Tram Route 67
Melbourne UniversityCarnegie
via City, Balaclava & Elsternwick
Free tram zone covers stops 8 to 13, fare zone 1 applies from stop 1 to 7, 14 to 68

Suburb
Street

Stop
No.

Melbourne University
Connections

continues as Tram 1 & 6
towards East Coburg & Moreland

1
Melbourne University
Tram interchange

1, 3/3a, 5, 6
16, 64, 72

; Bus interchange

401, 402
403, 546

3
Lincoln Square
4
Queensberry Street

Victoria Street
No Service

7
RMIT University

La Trobe Street
Tram 30, City Circle

Mainline rail interchange

Melbourne Central station

8
Melbourne Central station
10
Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street
Tram 86, 96

Collins Street
Tram 11, 12, 48, 109

11
Collins Street
Tram interchange 11, 12, 48, 109

Flinders Street
Tram 70, 75, City Circle

Mainline rail interchange

Flinders Street station

13
Flinders Street station
14
Arts Precinct
Tram interchange 1; Bus interchange

216, 219
220

Southbank Boulevard
Tram 1

17
Grant Street – Police Memorial
19
Shrine of Remembrance

Park Street
Tram 58

 
 Left arrow West Coburg

20
Domain Interchange

Domain Road
No Service (Temporary Closure)

21
Bowen Crescent
22
Toorak Road

Toorak Road
Tram 58

Toorak Right arrow
 

23
Arthur Street
24
Leopold Street
25
Commercial Road
Tram interchange 72; Bus interchange 216, 219, 220

Commercial Road
Tram 72

26
Moubray Street
27
High Street

High Street
Tram 6

29
Union Street
30
St Kilda Junction
Tram interchange 3a, 5, 16, 64

Dandenong Road
Tram 5, 64

Fitzroy Street
Tram 3a, 16

31
Barkly Street
32
Alma Road
33
Argyle Street
34
Inkerman Street
35
Carlisle Street
Tram interchange 3/3a, 16; Bus interchange 623

Carlisle Street
Tram 3/3a, 16

36
St Kilda Primary School

Chapel Street
Tram 78

37
Chapel Street
38
Brunning Street
39
Glen Eira Road
Bus interchange 623
40
Scott Street
41
Coleridge Street
42
Hotham Street

Bus interchange 216, 219, 246
43
Brighton Road
Mainline rail interchange Elsternwick station
44
Elsternwick station
Bus interchange 246, 606, 625
45
Elsternwick Shopping Centre
46
Orrong Road
Bus interchange 220
47
Shoobra Road
48
Foster Street
49
Kooyong Road
Bus interchange 605
50
Royal Parade
51
Hawthorn Road

Hawthorn Road
Tram 64

52
Jasmine Street
53
Glenhuntly tram depot
54
Bambra Road
55
Sylverly Grove
56
Briggs Street
57
Clarke Avenue
58
Booran Road
60
Glenhuntly Shops
Mainline rail interchange Glenhuntly station
61
Glenhuntly station
62
Grange Road
63
Maroona Road
64
Mernda Avenue
65
Mimosa Road
66
Truganani Road

 
Truganani Road

67
Centre Road
68
Koornang Road
Bus interchange 626

Suburb
Street

Stop
No.

Carnegie
Connections

References

  1. ^ Facts & figures Yarra Trams
  2. ^ Route 67 Yarra Trams
  3. ^ “67 Melbourne University – Carnegie”. Public Transport Victoria.
  4. ^ Night Tram Public Transport Victoria

External links