Melbourne tram route 57


Melbourne tram route 57
City - West MaribyrnongCity - West Maribyrnong
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Route Information
Route Number 57
Number of stops 49
Timetables Link
Route Map Link
Zone Location
Zone 1
Entire route

Tram route 57 is a public transport service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It runs from the corner of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street in the city centre to West Maribyrnong in the inner Western suburbs.

Like most Melbourne tram routes, route 57 operates entirely in Metcard ticketing Zone 1. The route is operated by Z3 class trams from Essendon tram depot.

The route runs along Elizabeth Street in the city, Victoria Street in West Melbourne, Errol Street, Queensberry Street and Abbotsford Street in North Melbourne, Flemington Road in Parkville, Racecourse Road through North Melbourne, Kensington, Newmarket and Flemington, Epsom Road through Flemington and Ascot Vale, Union Road and Maribyrnong Road in Ascot Vale, and Raleigh Road and Cordite Avenue in Maribyrnong where it terminates at the corner of Cordite Avenue and Central Park Avenue.

Route 57 shares track with route 82 between the intersection of Maribyrnong Road and Union Road, Ascot Vale; and Raleigh Road and Wests Road, Maribyrnong. A loop siding exists at the south end of Union Road in Ascot Vale,[1] and is used during special events at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds and Flemington Racecourse to handle the additional trams used to move the crowds of passengers.

There have been proposal, supported by the Public Transport Users Association and local politicians, to extend route 57 north-west along Milleara Road to Avondale Heights and East Keilor.[2] Variations of this proposal including building a park and ride facility near the terminus, or establishing a high frequency bus service between the terminus and East Keilor down Milleara Road.

Route

There are 49 stops on route 57. Commencing at the Sir Robert Risson tram terminus at the intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth Streets, opposite Flinders Street Station (stop 1), route 57 then runs via:

Ends at Cordite Avenue, West Maribyrnong (stop 49).

References

  1. ^ "Showgrounds Loop". Vicsig Forums. http://forums.vicsig.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3034. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Public Transport Users Association. "Policies: Extending Melbourne’s network". ptua.org.au. http://www.ptua.org.au/policy/network/. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 

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