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Yarra Trams is a proud partner with the City of Melbourne in
bringing a festive flavour to the famous City Circle Tram.
From Friday 2 December 2011, the special City Circle Sleigh is
scheduled to run on the City Circle every day up to and including
Christmas Eve and return on Boxing Day. It will stay in
service until 7 January 2012.
Just like a Christmas present, the tram has been wrapped in
blue, red and gold, complete with stars and lights.
The tramsformation from City Circle Tram to City Circle Sleigh
took place at the Yarra Trams Preston Workshops.
The design was printed on vinyl and applied to the W Class tram
by a team of specialist craftsmen who followed up with hand painted
Then the electricians fitted the festoon lighting, similar to
that seen on the restaurant trams, along with more than 5600 tiny
The tram will be a key feature in what promises to be the City
of Melbourne's best Christmas campaign yet.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said: "What better way to share in the
Christmas spirit than on the iconic City Circle Tram. There
will be plenty to do and see in Melbourne this December and people
are encouraged to take the City Circle Tram and see the beautiful
decorations throughout the city."
The City Circle tram is one of Melbourne's most famous tourist
attractions, offering visitors a free tour of the sights of the
city and Docklands on board one of our much loved heritage
Operated by Yarra Trams on behalf of the State Government, the
City Circle Tram was established in 1994.
It operates Sunday to Wednesday 10am to 6pm and Thursday to
Saturday 10am to 9pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday).
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Above: Yarra Trams staff putting the finishing touches on the
Published: 2 December 2011