Kew Tram Depot celebrates 100 years

Tuesday 28 April 2015

Kew Depot 100 yearsKew Tram Depot will turn 100 years old on Sunday 3 May 2015 and Yarra Trams is inviting the local community to help celebrate.

To mark the occasion, the depot has organised a day full of entertainment and activities for the whole family.

"The purpose of the event is to celebrate the 100 years of Kew Depot by involving the community it serves," said Kew Manager of Lines, Tarik Sheikh.

The depot opened in 1915 and has been transporting locals around Melbourne ever since. It currently operates Routes 48 (Victoria Harbour, Docklands - North Balwyn) and 109 (Port Melbourne - Box Hill).

The event will include a display of both modern and historic trams for visitors to explore, with Yarra Trams employees and tram historians on hand to talk about the history of trams in Melbourne.

An art competition has been organised for local school children to submit a drawing of what trams mean to them.

The winners of the art competition will be announced on the day.

Other activities will include live local music, jumping castle, animal farm, face painting and much more.

Locals and anyone with an interest in trams is invited to attend the day's celebrations.

Kew Tram Depot 100th anniversary celebration

Date & time: Sunday 3 May 2015, 11am to 4pm

Place: Barkers Road, Kew - Melway reference: map 45 A8