Yarra Trams

Facts & figures

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Tram network

  • Yarra Trams operates Melbourne's entire tram network
  • Melbourne has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250 kilometres of double track
  • There are more than 1700 tram stops across the network, with more than 400 level access stops (25 per cent) 
  • Seventy-five per cent of Melbourne's tram network operates on shared roads with other vehicles
  • The average speed of a tram is 16 km/h and within the CBD this drops to 11 km/h

Tram passengers

  • Annual patronage is more than 203 million boardings (2015-16)

Tram routes 

  • Yarra Trams operates 24 tram routes and the free City Circle tourist tram 
  • Night Trams operate on routes 19, 67, 75, 86, 96 and 109 on Friday and Saturday nights (Night Network) 

Tram services

  • Trams travel more than 24.6 million kilometres each year on timetabled services
  • About 31,500 tram services are scheduled each week 
  • Yarra Trams provides drivers and maintenance facilities for the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
  • Yarra Trams is a 24-hour operation, which includes Night Trams, network maintenance and cleaning

Tram fleet

  • Our fleet is about 450 trams, ranging from the iconic W-Class to the modern E-Class
  • There are about 410 trams on the road during peak periods 
  • About 30 per cent of our fleet are low-floor trams (C, D and E-Class) 

Our team

  • Yarra Trams employs more than 2000 employees
  • More than 1200 tram drivers work across nine depots - Brunswick, Camberwell, Essendon, Glenhuntly, Kew, New Preston, Malvern, Southbank and Tram Hub
  • More than 200 authorised officers and customer service employees provide a visible staff presence from first to last tram ensuring passengers have a valid ticket and travel safely

For more information visit  ptv.vic.gov.au or call  1800 800 007  6am - midnight (all night Friday & Saturday)