Light Rail - Trams

Conductors once cried "Tickets Please" in Melbourne, home of the tram! Back in 1855 there were horse-drawn trams, followed by cable-driven trams [1885], then electrified tram network [1906*] + the world's first Tramcar Restaurant in 1983.

* 1889 First Electric Tram Route - Doncaster - Box Hill.

 Australia's First Electric Tram Australia's First Electric Tram
Most people would have thought the first electric tram route would have run down a Melbourne CBD street and are surprised to find that it actually ran between Box Hill and Doncaster. First Electric Tram Route From October 1889 until January 1896, an electric tram ran between Read more..

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 Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum Ballarat Vintage Tramway & Museum
The Ballarat Vintage Tramway is operated by the Ballarat Tramway Museum Inc., formed to keep alive the tramway experience that has otherwise disappeared from the streets of Ballarat. The Museum's members are volunteers from all walks of life. They spend their own time operatin Read more..

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 Bendigo Tramways Bendigo Tramways
Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking.... Be delighted by the wide streetscapes and grand architecture of Bendigo as your tram tells you colourful stories about Bendigo’s golden past on a Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram Tour. This hop-on, hop-off tour stops throughout the Read more..

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 Catching A Tram for Dummies Catching A Tram for Dummies
Catching a tram in Melbourne is as simple as deciding where you want to go. If your journey is "within the CBD grid", then it's FREE, simply jump on any tram and travel. If it is "outside the CBD Grid", then you require a Myki smartcard. Myki smartcard Buy a Myki smartcar Read more..

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 City Circle Tram Free | Karachi Style City Circle Tram Free | Karachi Style
The Melbourne tram decorated Karachi style for the Commonwealth Games will run free on the Melbourne City Circle tram route indefinetly. Vehicles of transport have long been celebrated in the Indus valley, adorned with elaborate decoration to keep good spirits with the journey Read more..

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 City Circle Tram | Free Tourist Tram City Circle Tram | Free Tourist Tram
The City Circle Tram service provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events. The City Circle route is serviced by heritage W Read more..

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 Day Trips by Tram Day Trips by Tram
Some of Melbourne's best day trips are found at the end of the line... All good things must come to an end, as the saying goes, and even Melbourne’s much-loved trams run out of track eventually. But that needn’t be the end of the journey. Near the scattered tram termini, t Read more..

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 Free Tram Zone | Melbourne CBD Free Tram Zone | Melbourne CBD
The Free Tram Zone in Melbourne's CBD makes it easier to move around the city. The principal boundaries of the Free Tram Zone are Spring Street, Flinders Street and La Trobe Street. Additionally, the tram routes along Victoria Street, William Street and Elizabeth Street that Read more..

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 Hawthorn Tram Depot Hawthorn Tram Depot
This iconic building was built for the Hawthorn Tramways Trust (HTT) and opened in 1916. Located at the junction of Power Street and Wallen Road, Hawthorn, it was designed by architect Leonard Flannagan in an American Romanesque style. The depot initially consisted of a t Read more..

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 Market Street Railway | San Francisco Market Street Railway | San Francisco
Market Street Railway operates a W2 Class Melbourne tram on its F-Market & Wharves line. Market Street Railway is the nonprofit preservation partner of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, the city agency that owns and operates San Francisco’s transit system, including its hi Read more..

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 Melbourne Cable Trams Melbourne Cable Trams
Melbourne established cable trams in 1885, and the system grew to 75 km of double track and 1200 cars and trailers, the fourth largest cable system in the world. There is some difficulty in comparing the sizes of American cable systems, and it is possible that the Melbourne syste Read more..

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 Melbourne Tram Museum Melbourne Tram Museum
Every 2nd Saturday
The Melbourne Tram Museum is open on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at Hawthorn Depot. It is home to 21 fully-restored trams including: -:- a ‘toast-rack’ bodied V-class 1906 (1st electrified Melbourne tram) -:- several versions of the iconic Melbourne W-cl Read more..

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 Public Transport Victoria | PTV Public Transport Victoria | PTV
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) is your one-stop-shop for information on Victoria’s public transport timetables, services, tickets and improvement projects. Finding the information you need about tickets, timetables and services is easy thanks to PTV’s website, journey plann Read more..

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 Railfan Shop Railfan Shop
The Railfan Shop is your one stop shop for all things rail, train and tram in Melbourne. BOOKS | MAGAZINES | DVD | SALES LISTS | MODELS The Railfan Shop hosts a range of different train related items. We have an extensive range of Books, specialising in Overseas and Austral Read more..

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 Return of Tram Conductors Return of Tram Conductors
"Fares Please" might be heard again with much talk about the possibility of conductors returning to work on Melbourne's trams. Tram conductors were custodians of Melbourne's soul, replaced by ticket machines which have proved both unpopular and inefficient says Kevin Murray w Read more..

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 Tram People Down Under | DVD Tram People Down Under | DVD
Tram People Down Under is a 160 minute three-part video documentary produced in Melbourne now available on DVD. It is a heart-felt homage to our tramway workers and to the quintessential Melbourne icon - the tram. It shows the history of the Melbourne tram system told by the Read more..

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 Trams | Marvellous Melbourne Trams | Marvellous Melbourne
The first cable tram in Victoria operated along Flinders Street to Richmond in 1885. Within five years, trams were ferrying people between the city and inner suburbs along 65 kilometres of tram tracks. The driving power for the underground cables came from engine-houses positione Read more..

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TRAMTACTIC is an organic non-organisation of people who come together with artist Mick Douglas to undertake art projects in the public domain departing from the potential of tramways. Projects W-11 TRAM: an art of journeys a collaborative art project exploring dialogue, per Read more..

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 Tramtastic Tours  Tramtastic Tours
Take an eco friendly Tramtastic Tour on your first day and get a great introduction to Melbourne... by tram! We take you out of the city, where the real action is! Besides seeing great shops, cafes and hearing about other fun stuff to see and do in Melbourne, you'll also see Read more..

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Now you can find out when your tram is coming – via the phone. tramTRACKER® from Yarra Trams provides six ways to get real-time tram information. CHOOSE YOUR TRAMTRACKER® iPhone The ultimate in tramTRACKER® is the free iPhone App (also for iPod touch) -:- Uses your iPh Read more..

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 Tramway and Trolleybus Images Tramway and Trolleybus Images
Sadly this was one of the web pages at GeoCities that is no longer available. It showed images taken since the late 1960's. They show on several pages the evolution of trams in Melbourne, Victoria, including W2 series trams, later W series trams, Z, A and B series trams, C and Read more..

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 Tramway Cable Power Houses  Tramway Cable Power Houses
Long before electric trams, Melbourne's trams were powered by underground cables powered from 12 power houses. The lengths of the cables varied from 17,000 feet to 30,000 feet weighing up to 35 tons. The Melbourne Tramway Cable System power houses: Fitzroy Power House V Read more..

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 Tramway Museum Society of Victoria Tramway Museum Society of Victoria
The tramway museum is located in the State of Victoria, at 330 Union Lane, Bylands, just off the Northern Highway, approximately 53 kilometres north of Melbourne (Melway edition 27 map 510 L10). At Bylands, you can: ride a heritage electric tramcar over one kilometre of Read more..

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 Victoria's First Horse-Pulled Tram Victoria's First Horse-Pulled Tram
The first ever horse-pulled tram to run in Victoria was in Station Street, Fairfield. Looking at it today this is quite a surprising thought. There are no tram tracks, and there are no wires overhead. But on the 20th of December, 1884 trams travelled (just over two miles) up Read more..

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 Yarra Trams Yarra Trams
Melbourne’s tram network is one of the largest in the world with more than 178 million passenger trips taken across the network every year. The network is operated by Yarra Trams with nearly 500 trams from eight depots servicing 26 routes as well as the free City Circle tram. Read more..

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