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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