Latest Service Changes
Animals, Bikes, Surfboards and Prams
Using Trams in Melbourne Summer
Heating on Trams in Melbourne Winter
Using Accessible Stops
Making Your Journey Accessible
New Tram Users
City Circle Tram
On-the-Spot Penalty Fares
Driving with Trams
Facts & Figures
Trams in Melbourne
Customer Charter and Codes
Social Media at Yarra Trams
Working Around Yarra Trams Infrastructure
Royal Melbourne Show 2017
Melbourne Art Trams
Arrival of the E-Class Tram on Route 86
Tram Travel in Extreme Weather
Filming and Photography
Melbourne's new Royal Tram will remain in public operation for
the next year in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Royal Tram made its inaugural journey carrying Her Majesty
The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh down
Melbourne's St Kilda Road from Federation Square to Government
House on 26 October 2011.
Yarra Trams organised the Royal Tram - a specially wrapped Z
Class tram - in honour of the Royal Couple's visit to
Thousands of people turned out to cheer the Queen and the Duke
of Edinburgh on their journey with tram driver Joyleen Smith from
the Yarra Trams Brunswick depot.
Joyleen said it was a great honour and she will always treasure
Three other tram drivers were also assigned to Royal duties on
the day, with one driving the VIP tram behind the Royal Tram and
the others responsible for the back up vehicles.
For the next 12 months, Victorians and tourists will be able to
ride on The Royal Tram to and from work and to view Melbourne's
many great attractions including the same route that the Queen and
Duke took along St Kilda Road.
Click here to view a Flickr photo set of
images from the day.
Above - Scenes from the Royal Tram,
and Joyleen Smith who had the honour of taking the Queen on