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Melbourne tram route 19

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Operator  Yarra Trams
Vehicle  D class
Locale  Melbourne, Australia
Depot  Brunswick
Night-time  Fridays & Saturdays
Melbourne tram route 19
System  Melbourne tramway network

Melbourne tram route 19 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from North Coburg to Flinders Street station. The 10.2 kilometre route is operated by D class trams from Brunswick depot.

Overview

As this tram route is one of the most patronised in Melbourne, the VicRoads Think Tram initiative was instated along this route to help increase ontime running. Yellow dividers are now bolted along Royal Parade forming a tram lane on road space which was previously shared by cars. Further Think Tram initiatives included signage improvements along the route and right-turn bans and turn priorities along Sydney Road. The route is operated by D class trams.

This route is especially busy during University semester times, serving the western side of the University of Melbourne and the Parkville campus of Monash University, while the route also passes through one of the most diverse areas in Melbourne, with Lebanese, Greek, Italian and some Asian restaurants and shops along Sydney Road.

An extension to Fawkner was first planned by the Melbourne, Brunswick & Coburg Tramways Trust in 1916, but never came to fruition. This extension has been brought up since, most recently by the Victorian Greens during the 2010 state election. In January 2016, route 19 began operating through the night on Fridays and Saturdays as part of the Night Network.

References

Melbourne tram route 19 Wikipedia


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