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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.
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.
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.
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 mapMelbourne Tram Route 67
Melbourne University – Carnegie
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 UniversityConnections continues as Tram 1 & 6 towards East Coburg & Moreland1 Melbourne University3 Lincoln Square4 Queensberry Street Victoria Street No Service7 RMIT University La Trobe Street Tram 30, City Circle Melbourne Central station ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●8 Melbourne Central station10 Bourke Street Mall Bourke Street Tram 86, 96 Collins Street Tram 11, 12, 48, 10911 Collins Street Flinders Street Tram 70, 75, City Circle Flinders Street station ●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●●13 Flinders Street station14 Arts Precinct1; 216, 219 220 Southbank Boulevard Tram 117 Grant Street – Police Memorial19 Shrine of Remembrance Park Street Tram 5820 Domain Interchange Domain Road No Service (Temporary Closure)21 Bowen Crescent22 Toorak Road Toorak Road Tram 5823 Arthur Street24 Leopold Street25 Commercial Road72; 216, 219, 220 Commercial Road Tram 7226 Moubray Street27 High Street High Street Tram 629 Union Street30 St Kilda Junction Dandenong Road Tram 5, 64 Fitzroy Street Tram 3a, 1631 Barkly Street32 Alma Road33 Argyle Street34 Inkerman Street35 Carlisle Street Carlisle Street Tram 3/3a, 1636 St Kilda Primary School Chapel Street Tram 7837 Chapel Street38 Brunning Street39 Glen Eira Road40 Scott Street41 Coleridge Street42 Hotham Street43 Brighton Road Elsternwick station ●44 Elsternwick station45 Elsternwick Shopping Centre46 Orrong Road47 Shoobra Road48 Foster Street49 Kooyong Road50 Royal Parade51 Hawthorn Road Hawthorn Road Tram 6452 Jasmine Street53 Glenhuntly tram depot54 Bambra Road55 Sylverly Grove56 Briggs Street57 Clarke Avenue58 Booran Road60 Glenhuntly Shops Glenhuntly station ●61 Glenhuntly station62 Grange Road63 Maroona Road64 Mernda Avenue65 Mimosa Road66 Truganani Road Truganani Road67 Centre Road68 Koornang Road Suburb Street Stop No. CarnegieConnections
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