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Melbourne tram route 79

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Operator  Yarra Trams
Vehicle  Z-class A2-class
Locale  Melbourne, Australia
Depot  Glenhuntly
Ended service  27 July 2014
Melbourne tram route 79
System  Melbourne tramway network

Melbourne tram route 79 was operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operated from North Richmond to St Kilda Beach via South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor and Balaclava. The 7.5 kilometre route was operated by Z and A class trams from Glenhuntly depot.

Operated after 19:00 as an extended version of route 78, it was one of the few Melbourne tram routes that did not pass through the CBD.

History

On 30 September 1991 Z-class trams began operating on the route. On 2 April 1995 operation of the route was transferred from Kew depot to Glenhuntly and W-class trams resumed operating the route.

Before 20 July 2009 route 79 North Richmond to St Kilda Beach operated Monday to Friday from 18:15, Saturdays from 13:10, and all day Sundays and public holidays. It was then altered to operate after 19:00 each night. The route was discontinued on 27 July 2014 and replaced by a full-time route 78 service.

References

Melbourne tram route 79 Wikipedia


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