Melbourne tram route 70

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Route 70
Waterfront City Docklands – Wattle Park
A2 273 on route 70
A2 273 on route 70
Overview
SystemMelbourne tramway network
OperatorYarra Trams
DepotCamberwell[1]
VehicleA-class, B2-class
Route
LocaleMelbourne, Australia
StartWaterfront City Docklands
ViaDocklands
Melbourne CBD (Flinders St)
Richmond
Burnley
Hawthorn
Hawthorn East
Camberwell
Surrey Hills
EndWattle Park
Length16.5 km (10.3 mi)[1]
Zone(s)Zone 1 for the entire route
Annual patronage5.4 million[2]
TimetableRoute 70 timetable
MapRoute 70 map
Route 67 ←  → Route 72
 
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Route 70
Waterfront City Docklands – Wattle Park
A2 273 on route 70
A2 273 on route 70
Overview
SystemMelbourne tramway network
OperatorYarra Trams
DepotCamberwell[1]
VehicleA-class, B2-class
Route
LocaleMelbourne, Australia
StartWaterfront City Docklands
ViaDocklands
Melbourne CBD (Flinders St)
Richmond
Burnley
Hawthorn
Hawthorn East
Camberwell
Surrey Hills
EndWattle Park
Length16.5 km (10.3 mi)[1]
Zone(s)Zone 1 for the entire route
Annual patronage5.4 million[2]
TimetableRoute 70 timetable
MapRoute 70 map
Route 67 ←  → Route 72

Tram route 70 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is operated by Camberwell Depot and runs from the Waterfront City Docklands to Wattle Park in Box Hill South. Like most tram routes in Melbourne, it is entirely within myki ticketing Zone 1.

The route runs along Docklands Drive, Harbour Esplanade, Flinders Street in the city, behind Melbourne Park (alongside the railway tracks) at Richmond and then links up to Swan Street, running along Riversdale Road through Hawthorn and Camberwell to the eastern end of Wattle Park, terminating at Elgar Road.

At the city end the tram once ran along Swan Street until reaching the Swan Street Bridge, then ran along Batman Avenue following the Yarra River until it reached the city terminus beside Princes Bridge, opposite Flinders Street Station. The current route was adopted as part of the Exhibition Street Extension project announced by the State Government in April 1998 and completed in October 1999,[3] where a four-lane divided road was built over the Jolimont railyards, enabling Batman Avenue west of Melbourne Park to be closed.

Route[edit]

Starts at Waterfront City Melbourne Docklands (stop D11), then runs via:

Ends at Elgar Road, Wattle Park (stop 61).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route 70". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Facts & figures". Yarra Trams. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Exhibition Street Extension Opening" (PDF). www.transurban.com.au. 26 October 1999. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 

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