Accessibility update - Quarter 2

23 July, 2014

Accessibility update - Quarter 2


More E-Class trams on the way

15 July, 2014

From 14 July 2014, every month around one E-Class tram will begin taking passengers on Melbourne’s busiest tram route, Route 96, until the end of 2014.


Capacity boost for tram passengers

09 July, 2014

Capacity on several routes will be boosted with a number of significant timetable changes from Sunday 27 July.


June performance results

08 July, 2014

Yarra Trams has achieved a punctuality rate over 86 per cent, its best performance result in over 10 years.


New Green Depots for World Environment Day

10 June, 2014

On Thursday 5 June Yarra Trams launched its two newest Green Depots to coincide with World Environment Day.


May performance results

06 June, 2014

Yarra Trams recorded the best tram punctuality figures for May since records were first kept in 2005, achieving 83.56 per cent on-time running.


Glam your tram - City Circle 925 gets a new look

04 June, 2014

A look at how City Circle tram 925 got a makeover to celebrate Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)


Historic depot redevelopment to drive a brighter tram future

28 May, 2014

The biggest tram depot redevelopment in Melbourne's history with transform Preston Workshops into a state-of-the-art facility for new generation E-Class trams.


Taking a closer look at traffic congestion

19 May, 2014

Yarra Trams is supporting a survey which asks road users to nominate areas where heavy traffic causes delays.


Record punctuality in nine of the last 12 months

09 May, 2014

Melbourne's tram network achieved a punctuality result of over 82 percentage points during April for the first time in five years. It's another in a succession of record results. In the last year nine months have recorded their best punctuality since records have been kept.


Swan Street tram tracks set for replacement

08 May, 2014

Tram tracks that are more than 50 years old are being upgraded in Richmond as part of an important infrastructure project delivered by Yarra Trams on behalf of Public Transport Victoria.


New digital passenger information products

08 May, 2014

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Yarra Trams are currently testing leading edge technology to deliver improved dynamic passenger information on Melbourne’s public transport network. It is a part of our joint commitment to deliver innovative information solutions for passengers.


Dreamworks Animation: The Exhibition competition

30 April, 2014

Win the ultimate DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition family prize pack.


Accessibility Update - Quarter 1 2014

28 April, 2014

As part of our Accessibility Action Plan, Yarra Trams is committed to increasing its engagement with the community. This will enable us to share Yarra Trams’ achievements and identify and discuss accessibility opportunities. To help us achieve this, Yarra Trams held its first update meeting with stakeholders on Thursday 27 February 2014.


Major track works completed

28 April, 2014

The major infrastructure works at the intersection of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street were completed on-time for tram services to resume running for the first service on Saturday morning.


Anzac Day 2014

22 April, 2014

The following extra trams will operate for the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance on Friday 25 April 2014.


Tramway documents donated to the State Library of Victoria

09 April, 2014

Electric trams have been in operation in Melbourne for more than 100 years, and for much of that time the daily goings on in the industry were recorded on paper.


Best March performance results in four years

07 April, 2014

Yarra Trams has delivered record punctuality on Melbourne’s tram network and also exceeded its service delivery target for March 2014.


Thanks for supporting Tram Faces for the GFA

28 March, 2014

This year's Tram Faces for the Good Friday appeal promotion has raised over $30,000 for the Royal Children's Hospital.


Flashback Friday - The early years of tramway football

21 March, 2014

The AFL season starts in earnest this week, but for many years men went to battle in their own version of the 'big' league as players in the Tramway Football Association. The league existed until the 1980s, but achieved peak importance in Melbourne's sporting landscape before the Second World War when match reports and results regularly featured in the daily newspapers.


New tram safety measures installed on Collins Street

14 March, 2014

Melbourne’s worst street for tram to vehicle collisions has had raised safety kerbs installed in an effort to increase safety by improving separation between motorists and trams.


February 2014 performance results

07 March, 2014

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of February 2014.


Put yourself on a tram for the Good Friday Appeal

05 March, 2014

Yarra Trams is offering a limited number of panels on the faces of our trams to acknowledge supporters of the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.


Installation of new safety kerbing on Collins Street - Monday 3 March to Friday 28 March

03 March, 2014

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria will be installing new curved safety kerbing along the tram tracks on Collins Street, between Spring and Spencer streets.


Meet the Managers on Friday 7 March

24 February, 2014

Managers from various Yarra Trams departments will be at the new accessible platform stop at Melbourne Central on Elizabeth Street from 8:00am to 10:00am on Friday 7 March to answer your questions and collect ideas to help improve the service for tram passengers.


Smoke-free tram platform stops from 1 March

21 February, 2014

From Saturday 1 March platform tram stops will be smoke-free.


Improvements to access at Stop D14 - Southern Cross Station and Collins Street

14 February, 2014

In conjuction with work by Mirvac to build a driveway to 664 Collins Street, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria will be improving access to Stop D14 on Collins Street, in front of Southern Cross Station.


All white on the night - trams services to White Night Melbourne

11 February, 2014

An all night tram service will operate on most routes on Friday 22/Saturday 23 February for to the 2014 White Night event.


January 2014 performance results

07 February, 2014

Extreme hot weather from 14 to 17 January significantly affected service delivery during the month. If the average result of the previous four years had been achieved during this time Yarra Trams would have achieved a 99.25 per cent service delivery figure for January.


Touch on to win on Route 96 during February

30 January, 2014

Travel on Route 96 during the month of February and you can be in the running to win one or more of $20,000 worth of prizes.


tramTRACKER mobile improved thanks to your feedback

28 January, 2014

Late last year we launched a new version of the tramtracker.com mobile site. As a result of your feedback an update is now online.


Southbank driver is 'The Voice'

28 January, 2014

If you catch a tram running from Southbank Depot you might be lucky enough to meet one of the stars of a new Network 10 animated show.


Positive trend on tram fare evasion

23 January, 2014

Figures released by Public Transport Victoria today show that fare evasion on trams has dropped to eight per cent.


Route 75 is on the move

21 January, 2014

Route 75 tram services are changing to service the growing Docklands precinct.


A message to passengers from our Chief Executive Officer

20 January, 2014

A message from Chief Executive Officer Clément Michel


Extreme heat - Friday 17 January

17 January, 2014

For the fourth consecutive day, Yarra Trams has activated its Heat Plan. Additional staff, maintenance crews and resources have been deployed on the network.


Hot weather alert - 13 to 17 January 2014

13 January, 2014

With extreme temperatures forecast this week, Yarra Trams has enacted its Hot Weather Plan. The plan includes deploying extra mobile response units and performing additional tram maintenance at depots during the night to try and keep trams running at the scheduled frequency throughout the hot weather.


Record punctuality for first trams of 2014

13 January, 2014

Melbourne’s trams ran at above 90 per cent punctuality twice in the first week of 2014, the first time the mark has been achieved since a single operator began managing the network in 2004.


More trams for Docklands from 26 January

10 January, 2014

Residents and workers in the growing Docklands area will benefit from more than 1200 extra tram services every week from Sunday 26 January.


Reminder - Victoria Street bridge tram track replacement

07 January, 2014

Tram passengers and motorists are being reminded to adjust their travel plans between 8-24 January when Victoria Street bridge closes to allow Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria to upgrade tram tracks and carry out preliminary bridge strengthening work on behalf of VicRoads.


December 2013 performance results

07 January, 2014

December 2013 performance results


Public transport fares in 2014

07 January, 2014

Fares for metropolitan trams, trains and buses in 2014.


Route 86 through an artist's eye

06 January, 2014

Well known Northcote artist Hilary Jackman presents a series of works entitled 86 Tram as part of the Darebin Art Show until Sunday 16 February.


Victoria Street Bridge tram track replacement set for new year

20 December, 2013

Tram tracks that are up to 60 years old will be upgraded in Richmond this summer as part of an important infrastructure project by Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria.


Extended Twitter hours

17 December, 2013

Disruption notifications through Twitter are now being provided until 11pm seven days a week.


Free public transport travel on Christmas Day

16 December, 2013

Public transport across Victoria will be free on Wednesday, 25 December 2013.


Extra trams and free travel for New Year's Eve

16 December, 2013

All major tram routes which run through the city will operate all night on Tuesday 31 December/Wednesday 1 January for New Year's Eve celebrations. Public transport will be free from 6pm Thursday night until the start of regular services on Friday.


Make a Spectacle of yourself at ACMI

10 December, 2013

Yarra Trams and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image are giving you the chance to win a prize pack to celebrate Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition


November 2013 performance results

06 December, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of November 2013.


Yarra Trams celebrates Accessibility Week

29 November, 2013

Tuesday 3 December is the 21st International Day of People with Disability, and to mark the occasion Yarra Trams is holding its first Accessibility Week.


Summer holiday tram services - December 1 2013 to January 27 2014

29 November, 2013

2013/14 summer holiday tram services


Route 19 passengers the latest to benefit from E-Class tram program

27 November, 2013

Tram passengers on Route 19 will travel on high-capacity, low-floor trams in the first stage of the cascade plan made possible by the arrival of 50 next generation E-Class trams.


Passengers meet managers at Domain Interchange

21 November, 2013

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Domain Interchange for our Meet The Managers session on the morning of Thursday 21 November.


Yarra Trams observes Remembrance Day

08 November, 2013

Yarra Trams will observe one minute's silence at 11 o'clock this Monday (the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month) for Remembrance Day.


Stand by your tram - Melbourne welcomes the E-Class

04 November, 2013

Melbourne's first locally produced tram since 1994 has entered passenger service.


October 2013 performance results

01 November, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of October 2013.


Route 96 Project - response to Acland Street petition

01 November, 2013

A message from the PTV Route 96 Project team:


Pedestrian safety improves at major CBD tram stop

29 October, 2013

Public Transport Victoria, Yarra Trams, Victoria Police and Melbourne City Council have acted to improve the safety of passengers and road users at and around the accessible tram stop on Flinders Street at Swanston Street.


B-Class tram upgrade delivers capacity and safety boost

18 October, 2013

Melbourne's B-Class trams are receiving an upgrade thanks to a $4.4 million investment from Public Transport Victoria.


Extension of tram stop smoking restrictions from early 2014

14 October, 2013

From early 2014 smoking will be banned at all raised tram stops as well as under tram shelters.


Building for a new look Elizabeth Street

10 October, 2013

Track works on Elizabeth Street have now been completed and tram services on routes 19, 57 and 59 have resumed normal running.


Rhino takes on the world and wins!

08 October, 2013

Yarra Trams' Beware the Rhino campaign has taken out another award - this time for the Most Significant Safety Initiative at the 2013 Global Light Rail Awards in London.


September 2013 performance results

02 October, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of September 2013.


Exploring Melbourne's Art Trams

01 October, 2013

Yarra Trams is proud to join the Melbourne Festival and Arts Victoria to reintroduce 'Art Trams' to Melbourne's world famous tram network.


First Melbourne Art Tram revealed

30 September, 2013

Yarra Trams has teamed up with the Melbourne Festival and Arts Victoria to bring back Melbourne's popular "art trams". The original Transporting Art project saw 36 iconic W-Class trams painted between 1978 and 1993, and eight new moving masterpieces will continue that tradition as they are unveiled across the next fortnight.


Tram improvement works on Elizabeth Street

25 September, 2013

Yarra Trams will be renewing and performing vital maintenance work on tracks in Bourke and Elizabeth Street from Saturday 5 to Thursday 9 October.


Grand Final week tram services

25 September, 2013

Yarra Trams is supporting the AFL's biggest day with tram service changes for the Grand Final Parade and extra trams for the big match.


Forward thinking - Melbourne's tram map of the future

19 September, 2013

A 13-year-old Melbourne student has drawn his dream Melbourne tram map.


2013 Royal Melbourne Show competition winners

16 September, 2013

Congratulations to the winners of the Royal Melbourne Show competition.


Chiming in for passenger information

11 September, 2013

Yarra Trams has introduced a new tone to alert passengers before recorded announcements are played.


Work starts on upgrade to iPhone tramTRACKER

10 September, 2013

Yarra Trams is planning the first major overhaul of our popular tramTRACKER iPhone app since it was launched in 2009.


August 2013 performance results

03 September, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of August 2013.


Win a Super VIP Pack to this year's Royal Melbourne Show

01 September, 2013

How popular would you be with your friends if you said you were taking 10 of them to the Royal Melbourne Show? Plus they would each receive over $100 in rides, food and showbags and a personal introduction with the Showtime FMX Freestyle Motocross stunt bikes?


tramTRACKER outage for citybound Route 59 trams

28 August, 2013

Yarra Trams is aware of a technical issue that is making TramTRACKER® predictions for city bound Route 59 trams inaccurate. Thanks to everyone who has contacted us through customer feedback or on Twitter to report the issue. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


Substation to Substation - Melbourne's tram power infrastructure

27 August, 2013

A look at Melbourne's tram power infrastructure


Chapel Street tram tracks set for replacement

23 August, 2013

Yarra Trams will replace 800 metres of double tracks that will affect Chapel Street trams from Monday 2 to Friday 6 September 2013.


Passengers asked for patience

23 August, 2013

Melburnians are reminded that they will have to be patient before boarding the first next generation E-Class tram.


Safety fence extension on Nicholson Street - August and September 2013

23 August, 2013

As part of Public Transport Victoria’s $800 million tram procurement program, the Victorian Government has purchased 50 new low-floor trams. These next generation trams will run on one of Melbourne’s busiest tram lines, Route 96, by the end of the year.


Makeover for Z-Class trams

22 August, 2013

Some of the first 'modern' vehicles in the Yarra Trams fleet are being given a new lease of life as part of a major refurbishment program.


Thanks for meeting our managers

20 August, 2013

Yarra Trams thanks all the passengers who took the time to meet our managers and discuss Flemington Road tram services on the morning of Thursday 16 August.


tramTRACKER SMS service ends 30 September 2013

14 August, 2013

tramTRACKER users will no longer be able to access the SMS service after Monday 30 September 2013.


Melburnians urged to Love Their Trams

Yarra Trams is proud to have formed a new partnership with Victoria Police. It’s an initiative that will encourage all Melburnians to love their trams.


July 2013 performance results

05 August, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of July 2013.


Art trams return for Melbourne Festival

01 August, 2013

Yarra Trams is proud to support the return of moving masterpieces as part of this year's Melbourne Festival.


Meet our Managers - Thursday 15 August

30 July, 2013

The next Yarra Trams Meet The Managers session will be held at Stop 19 on Routes 55 & 59 (Royal Children's Hospital) on Thursday 15 August.


Cheap, all day tram travel on weekends - you can't go wrong!

29 July, 2013

Metropolitan public transport users can enjoy unlimited travel on trams, trains and buses in Zone 1 + 2 for just $3.50 a day on weekends.


Enjoy Open House Melbourne for less with the myki weekend cap

19 July, 2013

Public transport users will pay no more than $3.50 a day for unlimited tram, train and bus travel during this year's Open House Melbourne.


Tram 6001 begins testing

15 July, 2013

Melbourne's first E Class tram has run for the first time, entering out-of-service testing in the early hours of Monday 15 July.


Metcard equipment now removed from all trams

08 July, 2013

On Thursday 4 July 2013 the last Metcard equipment was removed from Southbank Depot tram 5005, and it became the final tram to undergo a full transition to myki.


June 2013 performance results

03 July, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of June 2013.


Planned tramTRACKER outage - Sunday 7 July from 10pm

03 July, 2013

tramTRACKER services will not be available from 10pm to 10.15pm on Sunday 7 July due to scheduled maintenance.


Melbourne's next generation tram arrives

01 July, 2013

Melbourne's first E-Class tram has arrived, bringing our network one step closer to running the largest high-capacity vehicles in its history.


New PTV Hub at 750 Collins Street

27 June, 2013

Public Transport Victoria has announced that a new PTV Hub will open at 750 Collins Street, Docklands from Monday 1 July 2013.


'Sticky note' trial for visually impaired passengers

12 June, 2013

In line with Yarra Trams' value to 'Think Like a Passenger' and to improve accessibility, we are introducing a new way for passengers with stop requests to communicate with tram drivers.


May 2013 performance results

05 June, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of May 2013.


Rhino safety campaign prompts reduction in collisions

10 May, 2013

Data recorded by Yarra Trams shows that there were 64 vehicle to tram collisions between 8 April 2013 and 7 May 2013.


April 2013 performance results

03 May, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of April 2013.


Web services unavailable due to PTV website outage - Tuesday 30 April

30 April, 2013

The Public Transport Victoria website is currently offline due to an Optus disruption. Until the issue is rectified the Journey Planner and Timetable sections of yarratrams.com.au will be unavailable - as well as any other content linking to ptv.vic.gov.au


Timetable update - April 2013

30 April, 2013

Sunday morning tram services on Route 57 have been boosted as part of a timetable review. Services will now operate every 20 minutes on Sunday mornings instead of 30 minutes.


St Kilda Film Festival competition

26 April, 2013

The St Kilda Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013 as one of Australia's largest and oldest short film festivals. The festival runs from the 23rd of May to the 1st of June 2013.


Public transport record breaker adds Melbourne to his wishlist

24 April, 2013

How long would it take to visit every tram stop in Melbourne? That's a question that Adham Fisher of Leicester, England is hoping to answer soon. Having travelled throughout Europe and North America to ride transport systems, he is now aiming to use Yarra Trams for an attempt at the Mt. Everest of tram records - our network of more than 1700 stops.


Update on removal of Metcard ticketing equipment from trams

19 April, 2013

Yarra Trams, on behalf of Public Transport Victoria, has commenced the removal of all Metcards ticketing equipment from Melbourne's tram fleet. In order to prevent disruption to passenger services, the de-installation program will take place progressively until July 2013 with approximately 6 trams per day transformed.


Meet our Managers - Thursday 18 April

17 April, 2013

The next Yarra Trams Meet The Managers session will be held in the city this Thursday 18 April at Stop 1 - Bourke/Spencer Street (Route 86, 95, 96)


Automated announcements added to five more tram routes

15 April, 2013

Finding the right tram stop is now easier for passengers on 64 of Melbourne’s low-floor trams following a $343,000 investment by the Victorian Government in automated ‘next stop’ announcements.


Welcome to the new Domain Interchange

12 April, 2013

Transport Minister Terry Mulder and Yarra Trams Chief Executive Officer Clement Michel officially opened the new Domain Interchange accessible stop this morning.


Domain Interchange works update - Wednesday 10 April

10 April, 2013

Major renewal and construction works at Domain Interchange are scheduled to be completed before first tram on Friday 12 April.


Drivers beware - The rhino returns with a new safety message

08 April, 2013

The prospect of being run into by 30 charging rhinos is frightening enough to grab the attention of most people. But almost 900 motorists in Melbourne each year ignore the risks, resulting in collisions with trams that can weigh as much as 30 rhinos.


Domain Interchange works update - Tuesday 2 April

02 April, 2013

Works at Domain Interchange are continuing until early morning of Friday 12 April.


March 2013 performance results

02 April, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of March 2013.


Extra trams for Anzac Day - Thursday 25 April

20 March, 2013

Yarra Trams will operate extra services to the city for the Anzac Day Dawn Service on Thursday 25 April 2013.


Supporting the Good Friday Appeal in 2013

19 March, 2013

Yarra Trams is a supporter of the Good Friday again this year, and encourages all Melburnians to give generously to the Royal Children's Hospital.


Yarra Trams joins electric vehicle trial

13 March, 2013

Yarra Trams takes another step towards a more sustainable tram network.


February 2013 performance results

04 March, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of February 2013.


Domain Interchange update - March 2013

01 March, 2013

More information about works at Domain Interchange.


tramTRACKER SMS outage - Thursday 28 February

25 February, 2013

Due to a planned outage for Telstra Premium SMS services, tramTRACKER will not be available by SMS between 1am and 2.30am on Thursday 28 February.


Tram it to White Night

18 February, 2013

Public Transport is the best way to get to and from Melbourne's first White Night Festival on the evening of Saturday 23 and morning of Sunday 24 February.


Major upgrade for Domain Interchange

14 February, 2013

Domain Interchange will have a new look after the Easter holidays, with a major renewal program set to turn it into Melbourne's latest accessible stop.


Tennis records smashed

04 February, 2013

The final figures are in, and the 2013 Australian Open was Yarra Trams' biggest yet.


January 2013 performance results

01 February, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of January 2013.


Yarra Trams website outage - 11pm Friday 1 February

30 January, 2013

yarratrams.com.au will be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes on Saturday morning from 12am due to server maintenance.


A record week for tennis shuttle trams

23 January, 2013

Australian Open shuttle trams had their busiest seven days ever across the first week of this year's tournament.


Record first day tennis patronage for Yarra Trams

16 January, 2013

The first day of the 2013 Australian Open saw record crowds flock to Melbourne Park using Yarra Trams.


Extra trams for the Australian Open

03 January, 2013

Yarra Trams will operate extra trams for the Australian Open tennis tournament from Monday 14 to Sunday 27 January 2013.


December 2012 performance results

02 January, 2013

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of December 2012.


2012/2013 New Year tram travel

31 December, 2012

Monday 31 December 2012 and Tuesday 1 January 2013 Trams will run on a Saturday timetable with the same first tram time as a regular Monday.


myki is the only ticket to travel

28 December, 2012

myki is the only ticket to travel from 29 December 2012


tramTRACKER SMS for Vodafone and 3 customers - 31 December 2012/1 January 2013

20 December, 2012

SMS tramTRACKER will not be available for Vodafone or 3 mobile network customers between 6pm December 31 2012 and 6am January 1 2013.


Leave nothing behind when Metcard ends

10 December, 2012

From Saturday 29 December Metcard will no longer be valid on trams, and Public Transport Victoria is giving passengers the chance to transfer the balance of unused tickets to charity.


Touch off myki in Zone 2 area only to receive lower fares

04 December, 2012

From Saturday 29 December myki will be the only ticket for Melbourne's trams, trains and buses. Metcard will no longer be valid.


November 2012 performance results

03 December, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of November 2012.


Christmas Day and New Year's Eve tram travel

29 November, 2012

Tram travel will be free from first to last service on Christmas Day, and from 6pm New Year's Eve until the first normally scheduled services on the morning of Tuesday 1 January.


Route 96 Project consultation dates

28 November, 2012

Public Transport Victoria, Yarra Trams and VicRoads are holding a series of Route 96 Project consultation events with local residents, businesses and stakeholders.


New PTV Hub open at Southern Cross Station

28 November, 2012

The new PTV Hub at Southern Cross is now open. For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au The PTV Hub at Melbourne Town Hall (Swanston Street/Little Collins Street) is now closed.


Meet our Managers - Wednesday 28 November

23 November, 2012

The next Yarra Trams Meet The Managers session will be held this Wednesday on Route 59.


Melbourne International Film Festival 2003

Yarra Trams is again a proud sponsor of the 52nd Melbourne International Film Festival. All venues are easily accessible by tram.


October 2012 performance results

08 November, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of October 2012.


Yarra Trams to observe Remembrance Day

08 November, 2012

Yarra Trams will observe one minute's silence at 11 o'clock this Sunday (the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month) for Remembrance Day.


Art and sport fans make a 'People's Choice'

08 November, 2012

The winner of the Yarra Trams People's Choice Award, part of the Basil Sellers Art Prize 2012, has been announced.


Join the Mass Jam on a tram

26 October, 2012

Tram Sessions are the group who surprise tram travellers with live performances by local and international acts. Now, to celebrate their 50th sessions they've announce a 'Mass Jam' and a crowd funding campaign.


Minding the gap

24 October, 2012

A trial on Route 96 trams is tackling a common accessibility issue.


Timetable update from Sunday 18 November

16 October, 2012

Trams on Route 24, 30, 78, 79, 86, 95 and 96 will operate to a new timetable from Sunday 18 November.


September 2012 performance results

04 October, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of September 2012.


Victorian Seniors Festival - Your time to celebrate

02 October, 2012

Get out and about during the Victorian Seniors Festival with free travel on all metropolitan tram, train and bus services from 7 to 14 October 2012.


tramTRACKER now on Android

02 October, 2012

Yarra Trams is proud to present tramTRACKER for Android.


Downloadable stop timetables now online

28 September, 2012

You can now download a copy of the same timetable seen at tram stops.


Make the switch to myki

13 September, 2012

The transition to the myki ticketing system is to take a big step forward with the sale of Metcards on the rail network to cease during October. Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder recently agreed the final transition program with the Transport Ticketing Authority, which will see the Metcard ticketing system end in Melbourne on Friday, 28 December 2012.


August 2012 performance results

04 September, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of August 2012.


Win a Super VIP pack to this year's Royal Melbourne Show

27 August, 2012

How popular would you be with your friends if you said you were taking 10 of them to the Royal Melbourne Show? Plus they would each receive over $100 in rides, food and showbags and a personal introduction with the Showtime FMX Freestyle Motocross stunt bikes?


First photos of Chapel Street tram improvement works

27 August, 2012

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams is renewing the tram tracks in Chapel Street between Dandenong Road and Commercial/Malvern Road. The work started on Saturday (25 August 2012) and is due to be completed by 5am on Wednesday (29 August 2012).


Your chance to become a Game Master

16 August, 2012

Game Masters: The Exhibition is currently showing at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) until 28 October 2012. Featuring over 125 playable games, Game Masters: The Exhibition is ACMI's latest blockbuster exhibition, celebrating the work of the world's most innovative and influential videogame designers, including Peter Molyneux, Warren Spector, Tim Schafer, Hideo Kojima and more.


Chapel Street tram improvement works completed

16 August, 2012

Tram improvement works on Chapel Street have been completed and the road has reopened to trams and traffic.


Don't be an endangered species

10 August, 2012

Our new radio ad introduces listeners to two Victorian breeds at risk of extinction. In the style of the eminent broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, our intrepid explorer discovers that these endangered species are all over Melbourne. But so is their biggest threat. And it weighs in at 30 tonnes!


Your guide to getting to uni on public transport

09 August, 2012

Public Transport Victoria has published a series of guides on getting to Melbourne's universities on public transport.


July 2012 performance results

02 August, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of July 2012.


New accessible tram stop now open at City Square

01 August, 2012

A new accessible tram stop is now open at City Square, in Swanston Street, between Flinders Lane and Collins Street


New accessible tram stop on Flemington Road

30 July, 2012

A new accessible tram stop in Flemington Road at Boundary Road opened to passengers on Monday 30 July 2012. The opening of Stop 22 provides the growing community of tram passengers with improved access to trams at this busy interchange with the Flemington Bridge train station.


Thanks for Meeting our Managers

30 July, 2012

Tram travellers enjoyed another chance to provide direct feedback to Yarra Trams at our Victoria Harbour Meet The Managers session on Tuesday 24 July. Managers from across the business were available for two hours to take suggestions and feedback on the performance of our network, as well as answering common questions.


Travel update - Routes 1 and 8 - Tuesday 24 July

24 July, 2012

Due to a road accident damaging overhead tram wires, Route 1 and 8 trams are diverting via Sydney Road


Premier introduces first restored W-class tram

23 July, 2012

Premier Ted Baillieu has announced that the first restored W-class tram is expected to return to service on the City Circle in October this year.


Part time tram lanes for Plenty Road, Preston and Reservoir

23 July, 2012

VicRoads has announced that 12 part time tram lanes will start operating on Plenty Road from Dundas Street, Preston to Albert Road, Reservoir in the week commencing 23 July 2012.


Media statement – Wednesday 18 July 2012

18 July, 2012

In response to media enquiries regarding a video of a tram driver posted on YouTube, Yarra Trams has issued the following statement: Safety is the number one priority of Yarra Trams in operating Melbourne’s tram network. Tram drivers are well aware of the rules relating to safety and we investigate all incidents that come to our attention. Yarra Trams has launched an immediate investigation and will interview the tram driver. This case will be dealt with in accordance with our disciplinary process.


Tram improvement works in Chapel Street - Saturday 25 to Wednesday 29 August 2012

18 July, 2012

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing the tram tracks in Chapel Street between Dandenong Road and Commercial/Malvern Road. Sections of this tram track have not been replaced since 1974 and need to be renewed. The planned works will deliver a better road surface for motorists and cyclists, a smoother ride for tram passengers, reduce tram noise associated with potholes and broken tracks and enhance the safety of Chapel Street for everyone. Following extensive consultation with the City of Stonnington, the Chapel Street track renewal will be done from the early hours of Saturday 25 August to approximately 5am on Wednesday 29 August 2012.


New tram tracks for Melville Road this weekend

16 July, 2012

Yarra Trams will be doing essential network maintenance on Melville Road, Coburg from 8pm today (Friday 16 July) to 5am on Monday 19 July 2004.


Safety of Citadis trams

16 July, 2012

WorkSafe Victoria has cleared Yarra Trams of any breach of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to the operation of Citadis low floor trams. A WorkSafe Improvement Notice relating to the rear vision cameras on these trams has now been removed.


Travel Update - Route 72 - Friday 13 July

13 July, 2012

Route 72 trams are diverting via Dandenong Road in both directions due to a gas leak on Malvern Road near Williams Road.


Letter to Herald Sun

12 July, 2012

The Editor Herald Sun (Published 10 July 2004)


Travel update - Route 72 - Wednesday 11 July

11 July, 2012

Route 72 trams are diverting via Dandenong Road in both directions due to a road accident blocking tracks on Malvern Road. Citybound trams will turn left into Malvern Road, then travel via Glenferrie Road to Dandenong Road where they will connect with St Kilda Road and rejoin the normal route. Trams to Camberwell will continue past Commercial Road to Dandenong Road, turn left and then run to Glenferrie Road before turning right into Malvern Road and running as normal to Camberwell.


Meet our managers on Tuesday 24 July

09 July, 2012

Passengers have the opportunity to meet Yarra Trams managers at Victoria Harbour Docklands on Tuesday 24 July. Managers and key staff from various departments will be at the stop from 8:00am to 10:00am to answer your questions and collect ideas to help improve the service for tram passengers. Stop D17 - Victoria Harbour is located at the intersection of Collins Street and Merchant Street in Docklands. Route 11 and Route 48 trams will run to the stop via Collins Street during the event. Route 70 trams also run nearby.


New accessible tram stop opens in Hawthorn

06 July, 2012

Yarra Trams has completed major track renewal works and the construction of an accessible tram interchange in Hawthorn.


Route 55, 57, 59 disruption - Wednesday 4 July

04 July, 2012

Route 55, 57 and 59 were disrupted on the morning of Wednesday 4 July due to damaged overhead wiring on Flemington Road.


New accessible tram stop opens at Bourke Street in Swanston Street

04 July, 2012

As part of the City of Melbourne's Swanston Street Redevelopment, a new pair of accessible tram stops has opened at the intersection of Bourke Street and Swanston Street .


Disruption to routes 86, 95, 96 and City Circle - Wednesday 4 July

04 July, 2012

Trams are disrupted by a rally in Bourke Street. The following service changes currently apply: Route 86 and Route 96 will operate via La Trobe Street in both directions between Spencer Street and the intersection of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street. A shuttle tram service will operate in Bourke Street terminating at Stop 7 Bourke and Russell Streets. There is no service between Stop 7 Bourke and Russell Streets, and Stop 11 Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street. City Circle tram services will not operate between Stop 6 Flinders and Russell Streets, and Stop 10 Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street.


June 2012 performance results

04 July, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of June 2012.


Information for motorists during Riversdale Road works

03 July, 2012

Yarra Trams reminds all motorists driving on Riversdale Road, Hawthorn and in surrounding areas, that there are road closures and detours in place until approximately 5am on Friday 6 July due to tram improvement works at the intersection of Power Street, Wallen Road and Riversdale Road.


Love your city at Open House Melbourne - July 28/29

03 July, 2012

A hundred of Melbourne's most iconic buildings will be open to the public for one weekend as part of Open House Melbourne 2012 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July. The fifth OHM is the biggest yet, with buildings across the CBD and Docklands, as well as Fitzroy, Collingwood and Essendon. With most of the buildings accessible by public transport, trams are a great way to make the most of your Open House weekend. By travelling on myki you'll pay no more than $3.30 for a full fare daily ticket each day. Along with your Metcard or myki, tramTRACKER and the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner are also essential tools for a successful OHM weekend. For more information visit openhousemelbourne.org


Win tickets to the art party of the year - Melbourne Art Fair 2012 Vernissage

29 June, 2012

Melbourne Art Fair 2012 is the premier Fair and Exposition of contemporary art in the Asia Pacific, featuring over 80 national and international galleries from all states and territories of Australia, as well as from New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Canada and Japan. Held only every two years, you have a chance to be a part of this amazing Melbourne event. Enter the competition for your chance to win.


Travel update - Monday 25 June

25 June, 2012

Passengers may have altered or affected tram services this morning due to two disruptions on the network.


Tram 482's place in NBA history

18 June, 2012

As Melbourne's heritage W Class fleet began to be replaced by newer vehicles in the mid 1970's, trams originally built by the Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board started to find their way to other parts of the world. Find out more about tram 482 and how it ended up on show to more than 1.7 million people.


Disruption on Bourke Street clear - Thursday 7 June

07 June, 2012

Tram services on Bourke Street were disrupted for an hour on Thursday 7 June due to a rally by teachers.


tramTRACKER iPhone upgrade now available

05 June, 2012

An upgrade to the iPhone tramTRACKER app has been released through the Apple App Store.


May 2012 performance results

05 June, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of May 2012.


Optus Network SMS outage affecting tramTRACKER - 26 and 27 May 2012

24 May, 2012

Due to urgent network maintenance on the Optus mobile phone network tramTRACKER will not be available to Optus customers from 11pm Saturday 26 to 10am Sunday 27 May.


Win a meet and greet with famous TV chefs

15 May, 2012

Our partners the Good Food & Wine Show are offering Yarra Trams passengers the chance to meet TV chefs Manu Feildel and Maggie Beer.


tramTRACKER outage - 11pm to midnight Monday 14 May

11 May, 2012

Due to server maintenance works tramTRACKER will not be available between 11pm and midnight on Monday 14 May.


Keolis to operate Hyderabad Metro

10 May, 2012

Yarra Trams French parent company will operate the metro rail system for nine million people in India's sixth largest city from 2015.


April 2012 performance results

07 May, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of April 2012.


myki tips – Do I have to Touch Off on trams?

07 May, 2012

When you travel with myki on a tram you don’t always need to touch off at the end of your journey.


More timetable choices

03 May, 2012

Now you can download a copy of the same timetable that's displayed at your tram stop.


Melbourne’s newest tram – the story so far

02 May, 2012

The first locally built tram since 1994 is a step closer to running on the Yarra Trams network.


City Circle one of the world's most talked about tourist attractions

27 April, 2012

Melbourne's City Circle tourist tram has been named as one of the world's most talked about attractions on tripadvisor.com


Timetable Change from April 22

27 April, 2012

From Sunday 22 April 2012, Yarra Trams has adjusted the timetables on 11 routes. The changes coincide with new timetables on parts of the train and bus networks aimed at better aligning public transport services and connections across the network.


Route 96 to be upgraded ahead of new trams

18 April, 2012

Media Release from the Minister for Transport


Thanks for your patience during St Kilda Road tram track works

12 April, 2012

Yarra Trams would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during the St Kilda Road tram track renewal works over the Easter Break.


Infrastructure award win for Yarra Trams

10 April, 2012

Yarra Trams has won a national award for excellence in infrastructure operation.


A big day out for the GFA

10 April, 2012

Yarra Trams staff and passengers have contributed nearly $85,000 to this year's Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.


Dr Jake's tram stop open in time for Good Friday Appeal

04 April, 2012

Yarra Trams has welcomed children and parents to its brand new themed tram stop at the Royal Children's Hospital.


March 2012 Performance Results

03 April, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of March 2012.


Tram faces raise $47,500 for Good Friday Appeal

30 March, 2012

The Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal has received a $47,500 boost from donations to the Yarra Trams tram faces promotion.


tramTRACKER outage - Thursday 29 March

29 March, 2012

Due to a server error the tramTRACKER iPhone application, website and mobile internet version are experiencing problems this morning. Yarra Trams technicians are working on resolving the fault.


Disruption on Route 75

28 March, 2012

Route 75 is currently disrupted due to fallen overhead wires at the Hartwell rail bridge. Route 75 is running in two parts with a limited bus replacement connecting the two.


Thanks for your patience during Grand Prix service changes

19 March, 2012

Yarra Trams would like to thank customers for their patience with tram service alterations during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. The Sunday of the Grand Prix is Yarra Trams largest single special event day and the service changes required to deliver passengers to the race on the weekend are the most extensive of the year. This year’s Grand Prix was the busiest for sometime and we recognise that moving tens of thousands of racegoers to the circuit requires changes that can affect regular travellers.


Route 8 disruption - Wednesday 14 March

14 March, 2012

Route 8 trams are diverting via Malvern/Commercial Road (Route 72) due to a traffic incident blocking tracks at Punt Road.


Good Friday tram faces prove popular

09 March, 2012

More than $22,000 has already been raised for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal through Yarra Trams second annual tram faces promotion.


Labour Day weekend services - Saturday 10 March to Monday 12 March

07 March, 2012

Yarra Trams advises that there are a number of service alterations and extra trams throughout the Labour Day long weekend.


Tram faces for the Good Friday Appeal

02 March, 2012

Following on from last year’s successful “Tram Faces for the GFA” campaign that raised more than $37,500 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, Yarra Trams and 3AW are teaming up to again offer Melburnians the chance to have their face on the front of a tram.


February 2012 performance results

02 March, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met its punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of February 2012.


Traffic flowed during track works

29 February, 2012

When Yarra Trams renewed tracks across the busy intersection of Punt Road and Swan Street, Richmond, the works were designed to allow traffic to keep flowing.


Road closures during Swan Street and Punt Road tram track works

24 February, 2012

Road closures during Swan Street and Punt Road tram track works Yarra Trams will be renewing the tram tracks in Swan Street and Olympic Boulevard in Richmond this weekend (from 8pm tonight, Friday 24 February to the early hours of Monday 27 February 2012). During these works, Swan Street will be closed between Cremorne Street and Punt Road.


Some web services unavailable Saturday night and Sunday morning

21 February, 2012

Due to scheduled maintenance work at Metlink some web services linked to from the Yarra Trams website will not be available from 10pm Saturday 25 February to 6am Sunday 26 February.


New stops open in High Street, Northcote

20 February, 2012

Performers added a splash of colour to two new level access tram stops that opened today (20 February 2012) in High Street, Northcote. The City of Darebin arranged for the Yellow Men to be “on duty” at the new “kerb outstand” tram stops outside the Northcote Social Club and the Town Hall.


Meet the Yarra Trams Managers on Thursday 16 February

14 February, 2012

Yarra Trams is continuing its series of popular Meet the Managers events with the next one taking place at Stop 25 in St Kilda Road near Commercial Road.


Catch a tram to St Kilda Festival

10 February, 2012

With a crowd of 300,000 people expected to attend the St Kilda Festival this weekend public transport is the best way to get to the action.


January 2012 performance results

09 February, 2012

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that it has met punctuality and service delivery targets for the month of January 2012


Temporary changes to Swanston Street stops

07 February, 2012

Due to continuing accessible stop construction on Swanston Street tram stops at Collins and Bourke Street are being replaced by a temporary stop.


Macarthur Street easy access stop opens

01 February, 2012

The completion of a new 'easy access' stop at Parliament Station will provide improved access to trams while also allowing traffic to share the same road space.


Westgarth stops now open

01 February, 2012

Two new central island platform stops on High Street, Northcote will help improve access for tram passengers along Route 86.


Australian Open trams a Grand Slam success

30 January, 2012

Records tumbled both on and off court at Melbourne Park during this year's Australian Open tennis tournament.


Southbank Depot upgrades prepare for arrival of 50 new trams

27 January, 2012

Southbank Tram Depot is set to receive a $24 million upgrade in a venture that will create more than 50 jobs and will help prepare the network for the arrival of 50 new low-floor trams.


Celebrating Australia Day 2012

19 January, 2012

Yarra Trams is a proud supporter of a new campaign promoting goodwill on Australia Day.


Australian Open services

10 January, 2012

Tennis fans heading to and from the Australian Open from 16 to 29 January 2012 can travel free on special Yarra Trams shuttle services.


New tram track technology on show in Stonnington

10 January, 2012

Yarra Trams and VicRoads have used new technology in High Street, Armadale to minimise inconvenience to passengers during bridge rehabilitation works.


Yarra Trams now on Twitter

09 January, 2012

Tram users can now get up to date public transport information throughout the week from the Yarra Trams Twitter feed.


December 2011 performance results

09 January, 2012

Yarra Trams has met its performance targets for December 2011.


Farewell Lenny

05 January, 2012

More than 200 family, friends and colleagues have attended the funeral of Melbourne's longest serving tram driver, Len Bates.


January Timetables

04 January, 2012

During January, trams operate to normal frequencies but journey times vary because trams are not generally subject to traffic congestion.


Lenny Bates - 16 August 1930 – 27 December 2011

01 January, 2012

THE so-called "patron saint of trammies" has passed away. Lenny Bates was still driving trams until a few weeks before he died, of pancreatic cancer, on 27 December, at the age of 81.


Vale Lenny Bates

28 December, 2011

Yarra Trams is saddened to hear that one of our most popular drivers has passed away after a short illness.


More weekend trams to the beach

24 December, 2011

From January to March 2012, Yarra Trams is adding over 100 extra tram services every weekend to help passengers get to and from the beach.


All night tram services for New Years Eve

23 December, 2011

Yarra Trams has added an extra 2400 tram services on New Years Eve to get party-goers to and from the city safely.


Manual Met tickets and 'Scratchies' to be phased out

11 December, 2011

Scratch tickets and old 'punch card' public transport tickets will be phased out from the end of this month as Melbourne's transport operators continue a crackdown on fare evasion.


Celebrating five years of tramTRACKER®

09 December, 2011

This month marks five years since Yarra Trams revolutionised real-time public transport information by introducing tramTRACKER.


Boxing Day services boosted

08 December, 2011

Extra tram services in the CBD this Boxing Day will cater for both lovers of cricket and bargain hunting.


Introducing the City Circle Sleigh

02 December, 2011

Yarra Trams is a proud partner with the City of Melbourne in bringing a festive flavour to the famous City Circle Tram.


Yarra Trams is most respected

02 December, 2011

Yarra Trams has again been named Australia's most respected public transport company in a survey conducted by BOSS magazine and Hay Group.


November 2011 performance results

01 December, 2011

Yarra Trams has met its performance targets for November 2011.


Yarra Trams and VicRoads launch Northcote Christmas campaign

25 November, 2011

Yarra Trams and VicRoads have launched a marketing campaign to encourage shoppers to buy local in High Street Northcote and Westgarth this festive season.


Congratulations to our tourism partners

23 November, 2011

Yarra Trams partners with a number of Melbourne's best known tourism operators and we're pleased to say that many of the attractions that we support have recently been recognised as leaders in their industry at the Victorian Tourism Awards.


Tram priority trial makes news

21 November, 2011

Channel Nine News has aired a story about the tram priority trial underway on Nicholson Street, Route 96 until Thursday 24 November.


Tram familiarisation sessions available for community groups

21 November, 2011

Yarra Trams encourages local community support and disability groups to arrange a tram familiarisation session to help build confidence in using Melbourne’s tram network.


Thanks for meeting our managers

21 November, 2011

Thanks to the passengers who visited the St Kilda Station/Metropol stop on the morning of Thursday 17 November to meet our managers.


'Mo' services on Melbourne's tram network

20 November, 2011

Every year on November 1 a fresh crop of Movember facial hair sprouts up across the world in support of men's health causes such as prostate cancer and depression.


Meet the Yarra Trams managers on Thursday

14 November, 2011

Yarra Trams passengers are invited to be part of our TRAMSformation on Thursday 17 November at St Kilda Station/Metropol (Cnr Fitzroy Street and Canterbury Road, St Kilda)


Work to start on Macarthur Street easy access stops

11 November, 2011

Construction of new easy access tram stops at Stop 10 on Macarthur Street in Melbourne’s CBD will commence on 14 November and is planned to be completed by mid-December 2011.


Yarra Trams observes Remembrance Day

10 November, 2011

Yarra Trams will observe one minute’s silence at 11am on Friday 11 November 2011 for Remembrance Day as a mark of respect for those who have died for or served Australia in all wars and armed conflicts.


Our Rhino wins Gold Award

04 November, 2011

Yarra Trams Beware The Rhino pedestrian safety campaign has been recognised with a Gold Award for being one of the world's best integrated advertising campaigns at the International Davey Awards.


Extra Sunday services on St Kilda Road tram routes

03 November, 2011

Yarra Trams has introduced additional Sunday morning tram services on six St Kilda Road services.


Royal Tram now in public service

26 October, 2011

Melbourne’s new Royal Tram will remain in public operation for the next year in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.


Yarra Trams staff recognised for their achievements

21 October, 2011

Yarra Trams and its staff members are enjoying recognition from the community thanks to two recent awards.


Yarra Trams supports White Cane Day

21 October, 2011

International White Cane Day raises awareness of the issues of people with low vision, and as part of this year's event Vision Australia organised for a number of their low vision clients to visit Southbank tram depot and familiarise themselves with boarding and exiting trams.


Helpful information for travellers

21 October, 2011

Whether you're a visitor, student, irregular traveller or just need more information on how Melbourne's public transport network works there's a information pack for you on the Yarra Trams website.


Transport Minister congratulates Yarra Trams

27 September, 2011

The Minister for Public Transport Terry Mulder has congratulated Yarra Trams for meeting or exceeding all Customer Experience Performance Regime (CEPR) benchmarks as well as meeting punctuality and reliability targets every month since the start of the current tram franchise in December 2009.


Route 86 tram improvement works - 2 to 10 October

27 September, 2011

Stage 1B of the Route 86 tram improvements is soon to become a reality with works to start in the early hours of Sunday 2 October.


Positive results following Beware The Rhino campaign

15 September, 2011

Yarra Trams’ quirky Beware the Rhino safety campaign has lead to a significant decline in the number of pedestrian incidents with trams.


Trams across the airwaves

22 August, 2011

As part of Melbourne Open House, ABC Radio National's By Design program broadcast its Wednesday 10 August program from on-board one of the quintessential icons of Melbourne, a City Circle tram.


Enhanced accessibility section now online

18 August, 2011

As part of its commitment to providing public transport to all, Yarra Trams has launched a new Accessibility Guide.


Catch me, now you can

15 August, 2011

Yarra Trams is making it easier for passengers to find their way by making “phantom routes” a thing of the past.


Cadel congratulated

15 August, 2011

Tram service changes will be in place for all St Kilda Road services while Melbourne celebrates Cadel's historic Tour de France victory.


Thanks to all the passengers who met the managers

29 July, 2011

Yarra Trams has once again given tram passengers the chance to "Meet the Managers" and share their views on the Melbourne tram network.


High Street works by the numbers

29 July, 2011

VicRoads, City of Darebin and Yarra Trams have completed the first element of Stage 1A of the Route 86 tram improvement project in High Street.


Come and Meet the Managers of Yarra Trams - Thursday 28 July

21 July, 2011

Come and meet the managers of Yarra Trams and share your ideas for the revitalisation of a Melbourne icon.


Thank you Westgarth

18 July, 2011

Yarra Trams would like to thank the residents and traders of Westgarth for their patience and cooperation during tram track renewal works in High Street between 9 and 15 July.


Melbourne loves Rhino

08 July, 2011

Yarra Trams quirky Beware The Rhino pedestrian safety campaign is proving to be a big hit with over 2300 people 'liking' the Rhino on Facebook and more than 10,000 viewing the advertisement on YouTube.


Tram works on Route 86 from 9 July

21 June, 2011

On 9 July 2011, work will begin on tram track renewal and the construction of accessible platform stops on High Street, Westgarth. This is the first stage of the Route 86 – High Street and Plenty Road – tram track and road environment improvement works.


Tram works in St Kilda from Saturday 11 June

07 June, 2011

Major trackworks, road safety improvements and platform stop construction by Yarra Trams in Fitzroy Street and The Esplanade, St Kilda will continue until Saturday 18 June 2011.


330 and counting for platform stops

27 May, 2011

The construction of a new accessible platform stop at Stop 136 on Route 96 (Alfred Square) in June will mark the 330th stop which has been upgraded by Yarra Trams since 1999.


The rhino is revealed

24 May, 2011

Yarra Trams has reminded pedestrians in Melbourne to look, listen and be alert around trams with a quirky new campaign that compares the weight of one tram to that of 30 rhinos.


See five days of works in three minutes

03 May, 2011

Over the Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend Yarra Trams replaced 740 metres of double track along Spencer Street between La Trobe Street and Flinders Street and on the Spencer Street Bridge.


Track Record #5

01 May, 2011

Yarra Trams continues to strive towards excellence in the provision of customer service, service frequency and passenger comfort. The latest issue of Track Record demonstrates Yarra Trams efforts and results in these areas.


Service changes and road closures over the Easter/ANZAC Day long weekend

14 April, 2011

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be replacing the tracks in Spencer St between Little Lonsdale St and Spencer St Bridge over the Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend (approximately 8pm Thursday 21 April to Wednesday 27 April).


Melbourne's new tram network map revealed

13 April, 2011

Yarra Trams has launched a new tram network map. It's the first in a series of new public transport maps that will make travel easier for passengers. For the first time, the tram network map uses colour for different routes.


A tram full of very charitable knitters

11 April, 2011

An unusual site greeted customers on tram stops in the CBD yesterday with a tram full of knitters making a trip around the City Circle.


Thanks for your generosity on GFA tram faces

28 March, 2011

Over 100 Victorians will see themselves on the face of a tram thanks to Yarra Trams and 3AW's Neil Mitchell program. The unique opportunity allowed passengers to put their face in the picture in return for a $250 donation to the Good Friday Appeal.


Have your face on a tram and support the Good Friday Appeal

28 March, 2011

Yarra Trams and 3AW's Neil Mitchell program are giving Melburnians the unique opportunity to help the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal by putting their name and face on the front of one of Melbourne's iconic trams.


Changes to regular tram services during Grand Prix

15 March, 2011

During the 2011 Australian Formula One Grand Prix from Thursday 24 March to Sunday 27 March service changes will be in place for most tram routes which run through the city. Tram replacement buses will operate in the city and Docklands area during the event.


Public Transport fares to rise

10 March, 2011

From first tram Saturday 12 March tram, train and bus fares in Victoria will rise for Metcard and myki users.


Yarra Trams sponsors Auslan signers at Melbourne Queer Film Festival

08 March, 2011

Yarra Trams is proud to be providing Auslan signers for deaf movie buffs keen to attend a screening of Violet Tendencies at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival. As part of Yarra Trams’ sponsorship of the Festival, the company has arranged for two signers to be located in a specially designated section of the ACMI Cinema throughout the screening.


Traffic detours in Church Street and Bridge Road Richmond this long weekend

08 March, 2011

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be replacing tracks in Bridge Road and Church Street from the early hours of Saturday 12 March to approximately 5am on Tuesday 15 March.


Eighty Faces tram revealed at launch of the Good Friday Appeal

04 March, 2011

A tram featuring the faces of people who have either been treated at the Royal Children's Hospital or helped support this amazing Melbourne institution was revealed today at the launch of the 2011 Good Friday Appeal.


Service changes & road closures - Spencer & Bourke Streets

01 March, 2011

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing the tram overhead cables at the intersection of Spencer and Bourke Sts (Melway ref: 1A – A5 ). These works need to be conducted prior to the renewal of tram tracks in Spencer St over the Easter/ANZAC Day long weekend (21 to 27 April).


Kew Junction "stop and shop" winner announced

01 March, 2011

"Stop and Shop". That was the theme of a New Year shopping promotion at Kew Junction sponsored for the first time by Yarra Trams. The main prize of $5,000 worth of shopping vouchers was won by a delighted Lili-Ann Kriegler with the draw taking place at the Kew Festival.


Bridge Road closed to traffic this weekend

24 February, 2011

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be replacing the tracks in Bridge Road, Richmond between Punt Road and Wustemenn Place this weekend. The works will run from the early hours of Saturday 26 February to approximately 5am on Monday 28 February.


Come and Meet the Managers this Friday

22 February, 2011

Customers will once again have a chance to 'Meet the Managers' this Friday at the Queen Victoria Market tram stop. One of Yarra Trams' core values is to 'think like a passenger' and the Meet the Managers events are a great opportunity for our Executive Leadership Team to hear suggestions directly from the travelling public.


Church Street closure to allow for track renewal this weekend

17 February, 2011

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be replacing the tracks in Church Street between the Yarra River bridge and Swan Street. The works will be done in two stages from the early hours of Saturday morning to 5am on Monday: • 19 February to 21 February – Yarra River bridge to Willis Street • 5 March to 7 March - Willis Street to Swan Street


Stop and shop at Kew Junction for a chance to win $5000

08 February, 2011

Kew Junction shopping precinct and Yarra Trams are giving one lucky passenger the chance to win $5000 worth of VIP offers at stores in the area. Simply catch tram routes 24, 42, 48 or 109 to Kew Junction and make a purchase at participating retailers to enter in store. If you show a Metcard or myki when you enter you'll go into the draw a second time. Winner drawn at 3pm on stage at the Kew Festival, 19 March 2011. For more information visit Kew Junction


Service disruption - Route 72 - Wednesday 22 December 2010

22 December, 2010

Due to a motor vehicle accident on Malvern Road at Orrong Road, trams on Route 72 are not running between St Kilda Road and Glenferrie Road.


A rock star's love letter to Melbourne

01 December, 2010

It's not just Melburnians who 'love their trams', one visiting rock star seems to think they're pretty good too. Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is touring Australia and was moved to write an open letter to our city. Here's what she had to say about public transport in Melbourne.


Yarra Trams congratulates Melbourne’s Best

17 November, 2010

Yarra Trams’ City Circle partners are clearly tourism leaders having been recognised in the 2010 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards.


Yarra Trams observes one minute's silence on Remembrance Day

11 November, 2010

Yarra Trams has continued its tradition of observing one minute’s silence at 11 o’clock this morning for Remembrance Day.


A historic milestone for Melbourne's trams

11 November, 2010

11 November 2010 marked an important milestone in the history of trams in Melbourne.


Harbour Esplanade closed from 13 - 19 November as part of Docklands redevelopment

09 November, 2010

As part of VicUrban's continuing Harbour Esplanade redevelopment, Yarra Trams will be doing tram improvement works in the Docklands precinct during November


Basil Sellers Art Prize - Winner of the Yarra Trams People's Choice Award announced

05 November, 2010

Yarra Trams CEO, Michel Masson, has announced Melbourne born artist, Juan Ford, the winner of the 2010 People’s Choice Award at the Basil Sellers Art Prize.


Tram first past the post at the Melbourne Cup Parade

03 November, 2010

One of Melbourne’s iconic trams has lead the Victoria Racing Club’s Parade of Champions along Swanston Street.


Yarra Trams to deliver an additional 480 services each week

27 October, 2010

From Sunday October 24 Yarra Trams is boosting services on routes 19, 55, 57, 59 and 82 as well as reintroducing the route 31 city shuttle service. In total passengers will enjoy 480 new services across the network.


Official opening of St Kilda Rd platform stops

22 October, 2010

Minister for Public Transport, Martin Pakula, has officially launched six new platform stops on St Kilda Road.


Route 72 disruption – 18 October 2010

18 October, 2010

Due to a car accident early today, trams on Route 72 are unable to service stops on Malvern Road and Commercial Road between Glenferrie Road and St Kilda Road.


Disruption to service - Friday 8 October 2010

08 October, 2010

Due to a truck stuck under the bridge at the intersection of Flinders and Spencer Streets, trams on Routes 48, 70, 75, 96, 109, 112 and City Circle will be disrupted this afternoon, Friday 8 October 2010.


Fare compliance the same for myki and Metcard

06 October, 2010

Passengers using myki are reminded they need to touch on and off and have a positive balance on their cards with Authorised Officers stepping up enforcement from Monday 11 October.


All aboard for the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival

01 October, 2010

The Yarra Trams Melbourne Fringe Festival tram has helped launch the Visible City collaborative arts project which is one element of the 2010 festival.


Fifty new trams for Melbourne's network

27 September, 2010

Yarra Trams welcomes the State Government’s selection of Bombardier as the winning bidder to deliver 50 new low floor trams to Melbourne’s network.


Mayors get into the grand final spirit on Melbourne's trams

24 September, 2010

The mayors of the municipalities that are home to AFL grand finalists Collingwood and St Kilda have taken their competitive spirit to a new high.


'Noah's Tram' mobile menagerie

14 September, 2010

With more than a century of service behind them, Melbourne's trams have seen some strange sights over the years.


Footy finals fever hits Melbourne's trams

06 September, 2010

September in Melbourne means footy finals and Yarra Trams is getting into the spirit of the season.


The Western Bulldogs get onboard their personalised tram

06 September, 2010

To celebrate the footy finals, Yarra Trams has teamed up with the AFL to support Melbourne’s finals contenders by adding team colours to selected trams.


Disruption to Route 57 services - Monday August 30

30 August, 2010

Due to a truck striking the bridge at Newmarket, Route 57 services are currently disrupted.


Passengers Meet the Managers at Melbourne University

18 August, 2010

Yarra Trams has once again given tram passengers the chance to "Meet the Managers" and share their views on the Melbourne network.


Tram it to a celebration of art for kids

17 August, 2010

Yarra Trams is proud to support the 2010 Artists for Kids Culture annual art exhibition and auction. This annual fundraiser helps Artists for Kids' Culture create opportunities for children living in financially and socially disadvantaged environments to enjoy enriching and inspiring lives.


Tram works in Docklands - Monday 16 August 2010

16 August, 2010

Due to bad weather over the weekend, Harbour Esplanade works have been delayed and are now expected to finish around 10am this morning.


MCC advises fans to catch public transport to the MCG this weekend

06 August, 2010

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has advised footy fans attending this week's AFL matches at the MCG to take public transport where possible.


Free travel on public transport - Friday 30 July 2010

29 July, 2010

Travel on all public transport services in Zones 1 and 2 will be free on Friday 30 July 2010 due to Tuesday’s train power outage that caused widespread disruptions for people travelling to work and school.


Extra trams assist train commuters

27 July, 2010

Yarra Trams deployed extra services this morning on Routes 8, 19 and 59 to assist commuters affected by the train power disruption.


Disruption to Route 57 - Tuesday 27 July 2010

27 July, 2010

Trams on Route 57 are diverting via Route 59 because a truck with a high load has damaged tram overhead power fittings under the Flemington Bridge on Racecourse Road.


Melbourne Open House a big hit

26 July, 2010

Yarra Trams is proud to have been a partner of the record breaking Melbourne Open House held over the weekend of 24-25 July.


Catch the tram to Melbourne Open House

22 July, 2010

The third annual Melbourne Open House is on this weekend (24 and 25 July) with the number of architectural treasures doubling since last year’s event.


myki valid for travel on trams from Sunday 25 July 2010

22 July, 2010

Victoria’s new public transport ticketing system, myki, will be valid for travel on Melbourne’s trams and buses from Sunday 25 July, Public Transport Minister Martin Pakula announced today.


Tram fares simpler with zone changes

20 July, 2010

Zone boundary extension and City Saver changes – effective 25 July 2010


Union Street platform stop now open

08 July, 2010

From Sunday 11 July a new DDA (Disability and Discrimination Act 1992) compliant platform stop will open at the intersection of Union Street (stop 29). The new platform will replace the previously existing Union Street stop.


Urgent maintenance on tram tracks

07 July, 2010

Yarra Trams will be doing urgent maintenance work on the tram tracks in Spencer Street Melbourne


Driving away the mystery

21 June, 2010

There’s help available for motorists who don’t know how to do a hook turn.


Tram improvements in St Kilda Rd - Phase Two

10 June, 2010

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing the tracks in St Kilda Road between High Street and St Kilda Junction during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.


Tram collision - Route 109 - 8 June 2010

08 June, 2010

Internal and independent investigations are underway into the cause of today’s tram to tram collision at Southbank Depot. A tram on Route 109 from Port Melbourne collided with an A class tram at the entrance to the depot at 10:36am.


Tram collision on St Kilda Road - 2 June 2010

02 June, 2010

Independent investigations are underway into the tram collision at the Arts Precinct platform stop in St Kilda Road on Wednesday 2 June 2010.


More platform stops for St Kilda Road

22 April, 2010

Over the coming weeks Yarra Trams will be managing the construction of three new sets of DDA (Disability and Discrimination Act 1992) compliant platform tram stops along St Kilda Road as part of the Think Tram program.


Clearways a winning move to tackle congestion

24 March, 2010

The State Government’s decision to introduce clearway changes, and enforce them, is the right move to tackle Melbourne’s frustrating congestion problems and keep traffic moving, says the Road Users Collaborative (RUC).


Tram Service Disruptions - Sunday 21 March 2010

21 March, 2010

Due to a truck damaging the overhead wires at Stop 123 (Flinders Street and Spencer Street), the following tram service changes apply this morning, Sunday 21 March 2010:


Tram disruptions due to storms - Saturday 6 March 2010

06 March, 2010

Yarra Trams is working to restore tram services after this afternoon’s storms caused major disruptions to parts of the network.


Passengers part of our TRAMSformation

05 March, 2010

Yarra Trams thanks tram passengers for providing their feedback at St Vincent's Plaza on the morning of Monday 1 March for the first 'Meet the Managers' session.


Disruption on Routes 48,70,75,96,109,112 due to truck accident

24 February, 2010

Due to a truck rollover at the intersection of Flinders and Spencer Streets, trams on Routes 48, 70, 75, 96, 109 and 112 are being disrupted this morning, Wednesday 24 February 2010.


Meet the Managers this Monday 1 March 2010

23 February, 2010

Yarra Trams is inviting commuters to tell its managers what they think of the tram service.


Disruption to St Kilda Road service - 18 February 2010

18 February, 2010

A track fault in St Kilda Road near Arthur Street is disrupting city bound tram services (as at 5pm on Thursday 18 February 2010).


New records for tennis fans

01 February, 2010

Yarra Trams has continued its Australian Open Tennis success story with a total of 376,962 tennis fans taking the tram to and from Melbourne Park during the 2010 event.


Yarra Trams serves up free shuttle trams for tennis fans

18 January, 2010

Tennis fans heading to and from the Australian Open from 18 to 31 January 2010 can travel free on special Yarra Trams shuttle services.


Letter to the editor, The Age

12 January, 2010

As the new operator of Yarra Trams, KDR was disappointed at the way our first month’s performance was portrayed in the story “Tram times no better despite new operator” (The Age, 12/1).


Tram Disruptions - Thursday 17 December 2009

17 December, 2009

Tram services have now resumed on Flinders Street and Spencer Street after the earlier disruption caused by the semi-trailer overturning at the railway viaduct at the intersection of Flinders and Spencer Streets.


Day One for Yarra Trams and KDR Franchise

30 November, 2009

Today marks an exciting new chapter in the life of Melbourne’s tram network, with KDR and Yarra Trams now coming together to operate and manage Melbourne’s Tram Franchise.


KDR starts as the new Yarra Trams operator

30 November, 2009

KDR (Keolis Downer EDI Rail) today commenced as the new operator of Yarra Trams and the Melbourne tram network.


Seniors Week Concert at Wattle Park - Sunday 11 October

09 October, 2009

To celebrate Victorian Seniors Week, the renowned Melbourne Tramways Band will be in concert at Wattle Park this Sunday 11 October.


Two of Victoria’s Best

23 September, 2009

Yarra Trams and the Melbourne Fringe Festival are winners of the Australian Business Arts Foundation 2009 Awards. The two organisations were awarded the Marsh Partnering Award in Victoria for their efforts in bringing the “K2TOG” (Knit Together) project to the streets of Melbourne during the Fringe Festival.


Spring into Collins on Route 48

21 September, 2009

From 20 September 2009, trams on Route 48 go direct to the Victoria Harbour precinct of Melbourne Docklands, via Collins Street.


Changes to Routes 48 & 70 from Sunday 20 September 2009

14 September, 2009

A revised Route 48 will boost tram services to Docklands via Collins and Spring Streets, starting 20 September 2009.


Disruption to Route 72 trams - 11 September 2009

11 September, 2009

Due to a power outage, trams on Route 72 are not running on Commercial Road or Malvern Road between St Kilda Road and Glenferrie Road. Route 72 is diverting via Glenferrie Road, Dandenong Road and St Kilda Road.


People’s Choice Awards for Lights, Camera, TRACKtion

24 August, 2009

This year, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) and Yarra Trams joined forces to celebrate a true icon of Melbourne, the tram.


Southbank tram depot gets an upgrade

20 July, 2009

Yarra Trams has commenced improvement works at Southbank Tram Depot to increase the depot’s stabling capacity to accommodate new, longer trams.


Route 67 disruption - Thursday 16 July 2009

16 July, 2009

Due to a power outage at Stop 60 (Glenhuntly Station, Glenhuntly) there is a tram replacement bus service operating between Stop 61 and Stop 68 (Koornang Road and Truganini Road, Carnegie) in both directions this morning, Thursday 16 July 2009.


tramTRACKER® webPID

14 July, 2009

Yarra Trams has extended tramTRACKER® to provide FREE real-time tram arrival information on your PC via any web browser.


New tram timetables deliver more services

10 July, 2009

Yarra Trams is introducing more than 100 new weekday tram services each week, starting on Monday 20 July 2009


MetShop closes for refurbishment

30 June, 2009

Melbourne’s hub for public transport information is getting a face-lift with improvements that public transport users will love.


Ten years of safe work

24 June, 2009

A group of Yarra Trams employees who help to ensure the safety and efficiency of Melbourne’s tram network have achieved their own safety milestone. The Power and Communications team has recorded an outstanding 10 years with no lost time injuries.


Route 16 service disruption - Tuesday 16 June 2009

16 June, 2009

Due to a truck damaging overhead wires at the Glenferrie Station Rail Bridge Stop 74 (Glen Arcade/Glenferrie Road) there are no trams operating between Stop 73 (Burwood Road/Glenferrie Road) and Stop 80 (Cotham Road/Glenferrie Road) on Route 16 (Melbourne University to Kew) this evening Tuesday 16 June 2009.


Join the tramTRACKER® evolution

12 June, 2009

FREE real-time tram arrival information now available on iPhone


Brunswick greendepot® opens on World Environment Day

05 June, 2009

Yarra Trams has opened its fourth greendepot® at Brunswick Tram Depot. The latest greendepot® will help Yarra Trams to reduce its impact on the environment and spread the green message amongst staff.


Tram works over Queen's Birthday long weekend

05 June, 2009

Yarra Trams will be doing track works at the intersection of Spring Street and Collins Street and on Macarthur /Gisborne Street between Spring Street and Albert Street over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.


City Circle Tram route extended

29 May, 2009

The City Circle Tram provides a free and convenient way for visitors to see the sights of Melbourne. From Saturday 30 May 2009, the City Circle route has been extended to take in the popular NewQuay and Waterfront City precincts of the Melbourne Docklands.


Swanston Street Service Disruption - Friday 29 May 2009

29 May, 2009

Due to a chemical spill in Swanston Street there are no trams operating on Swanston Street between La Trobe Street and Federation Square this afternoon Friday 29 May 2009.


Tram campaign highlights rail safety message

25 May, 2009

Rail safety is the theme of a newly wrapped tram now running on Melbourne’s tracks.


Changes to Route 48

19 May, 2009

Route 48 (North Balwyn-Docklands) will be changed to travel via Collins Street instead of Flinders Street, and extended to Victoria Harbour, Docklands from September 2009.


Easter weekend - tram improvement works

09 April, 2009

As part of the modernisation of the Melbourne tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing the tracks in Toorak Road between St Georges Road and Power Avenue, Toorak and at the intersection of Hawthorn and Glenhuntly Roads, Caulfield South over the Easter long weekend.


MIFF casts Yarra Trams in leading role

13 March, 2009

Call for entries for Lights, Camera TRACKtion: Melbourne Shorts presented by Yarra Trams – deadline 5 June 2009


Please secure your valuables

04 March, 2009

Yarra Trams and the Victoria Police Transit Safety Division are reminding tram travellers to secure their valuables while on board trams to protect their belongings from theft.


Route 57 Service Change - Tuesday 3 March 2009

03 March, 2009

Due to damaged overhead wires at Flemington Bridge on Racecourse Road, tram service changes are in place on Route 57(West Maribyrnong - City/Elizabeth Street) this morning, Tuesday 3 March


Public transport assistance for bushfire victims

11 February, 2009

The Brumby Government, in conjunction with V/Line, Connex, Yarra Trams and the bus industry, will provide free travel to individuals and families who have lost their homes in the recent bushfires.


Tram it to the St Kilda Festival

03 February, 2009

If you’re heading to the St Kilda Festival this Sunday (8 February 2009), Yarra Trams can get you there.


Think Tram takes a closer look at the tram network

03 February, 2009

Twelve new Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have been installed around Melbourne’s metropolitan tram network as part of the Brumby Government’s Think Tram program.


Yarra Trams boosts weekend tram services to St Kilda

30 January, 2009

Yarra Trams is introducing extra weekend tram services along St Kilda Road between the City and St Kilda.


Yarra Trams serves up free shuttle trams for tennis fans

19 January, 2009

Tennis fans heading to and from the Australian Open from 19 January to 1 February 2009 can travel free on special Yarra Trams shuttle services.


Glenhuntly tram depot becomes a greendepot™

14 November, 2008

Yarra Trams has introduced its award winning greendepot™ program to Glenhuntly Tram Depot.


Get on board Bumblebee 5

13 October, 2008

The newest member of Melbourne’s tram fleet, Bumblebee 5 has now joined the Yarra Trams fleet.


Bumblebee 2 buzzes into Melbourne

13 October, 2008

Melbourne is buzzing with the arrival of Bumblebee 2 which is now in service on the city’s busiest tram route.


Seniors Week - free travel for Seniors

06 October, 2008

The 2008 Victorian Seniors Festival is being held from Sunday 5 October – Sunday 12 October.


K2TOG [knit two together] on board Melbourne's trams

24 September, 2008

K2TOG has briefed a top-secret army to undertake a soft midnight blitz of the city, as knitted graffiti explodes onto the streets. Craft and street art join forces to completely transform Melbourne's experience of trams, Flinders St Station, Federation Square and St Paul's Cathedral.


Extra Trams for the Grand Final

22 September, 2008

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra trams between the City and the MCG for the AFL Grand Final between Geelong and Hawthorn this Saturday 27 September 2008.


Route 96 tram service changes during final stage of works

13 August, 2008

The St Kilda light rail section of Route 96 (St Kilda Beach-East Brunswick) will be closed for nine days from Saturday 23 August as Yarra Trams continues its track renewal works.


Docklands tram extended into Waterfront City

29 July, 2008

Tram access to Melbourne’s bustling and popular Docklands precinct is even more convenient with the route 86 tram extended from Harbour Esplanade into Docklands Drive and Waterfront City.


Additional tram services on Routes 55 and 112

28 July, 2008

Tram services between West Coburg and Domain Interchange, and St Kilda and West Preston have been boosted with additional weekday trams on Routes 55 and 112.


Solutions to Melbourne’s congestion…The vision is clear

28 July, 2008

Independent Melbourne Partners Against Congested Transport (IMPACT) is a new alliance aimed at reducing congestion on our roads.


Did you know? Card five on board trams

01 July, 2008

The fifth 'Did you know?' card has been launched.


Get on board the Green Tram to make a difference

26 June, 2008

Tigers, Snow Leopards, Platypus, Helmeted Honeyeaters, Rhinoceros, and other wildlife species will be roaming Melbourne’s city streets for the next six months, bringing a touch of the wild to the CBD.


Network modernisation takes centre stage in Arts Precinct

23 June, 2008

The opening of a new platform tram stop in Melbourne’s Arts Precinct marks the completion of stage one of the St Kilda Road tram improvement strategy. Yarra Trams has provided coffee, muffins and musical entertainment to tram commuters using the new stop this morning.


Wallabies in tram scrum off

12 June, 2008

Congratulations to the Wallabies in their 18 – 12 thrilling victory over Ireland in the Rugby Series Test played at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne on Saturday night. Perhaps their preparation for the game was boosted by the tram scrum they took part in before the game.


Yarra Trams takes the challenge

12 June, 2008

Two enthusiastic teams from Yarra Trams went head-to-head with year 7-10 students and teams from other public transport organisations in the Public Transport Challenge final on Friday 6 June.


First of five French Trams now on Melbourne tracks

11 June, 2008

The first of Melbourne’s five new trams is now in service, increasing capacity on the city’s busiest tram route.


Did you know?

10 June, 2008

The first 'Did you know?' card of the series. On board trams now.


New platform stops open

02 June, 2008

Passengers will benefit from easier access to tram services in the city and inner north following the completion of two new platform stops which allow easier access for Victorians with a disability.


Images from St Kilda Road improvement works

02 June, 2008

This weekend saw the third and final weekend of construction on the first stage of the St Kilda Road Tram Improvement Strategy.


Yarra Trams and Barkly Square 'Get Drastic on Plastic'

27 May, 2008

To support World Environment Day on Thursday 5 June Yarra Trams has partnered with Barkly Square Shopping Centre to launch a new environmental initiative named ‘Get Drastic on Plastic’.


Step into the future

26 May, 2008

Yarra Trams has today started its driver training program on Melbourne’s latest low floor trams, the C2 Class.


Tram service changes during St Kilda Road improvement works

15 May, 2008

Tram services on St Kilda Road will be replaced by buses for the next three weekends during major tram works near the Victorian Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria.


Yarra Trams celebrates Mother's Day

13 May, 2008

Mother and daughter tram drivers, Tumua and Belinda from Yarra Trams Glenhuntly Depot, had a special Mother’s Day this year because Belinda has six month old twins Lucas and Christian (future tram drivers?) to help them celebrate.


Tram works transform city hub

09 May, 2008

Melbourne’s busiest intersection was barely recognisable over the Easter long weekend in March 2008 when trams, cars and pedestrians made way for excavators and construction workers.


New platform stops to keep Melbourne moving

02 May, 2008

New platform tram stops will be built in Nicholson Street at the intersection of Albert Street and in Flinders Street at Spring Street.


Puppy tram celebrates International Guide Dog Day

30 April, 2008

Yarra Trams has joined the celebration of International Guide Dog Day by taking 20 Guide Dog puppies on a tram trip in Kew.


From Mulhouse to Melbourne – five French trams go Victorian

30 April, 2008

Melbourne’s five newest trams are to get a distinctly Victorian identity with Minister for Public Transport, Lynne Kosky, opening a competition to name each vehicle.


Government addresses transport disadvantage

30 April, 2008

The Brumby Government is leading the way with new initiatives to address transport disadvantage in Victoria and offering free travel to the disabled and their carers.


New tram tracks in Toorak Village

29 April, 2008

Yarra Trams has continued its program of track renewal works with a long weekend makeover on Toorak Road.


New platform stop in Flinders Street

24 April, 2008

The new platform tram stop in Flinders Street at Swanston Street is now open to passengers.


Yarra Trams supports international climate change TV campaign

21 April, 2008

In the lead up to World Environment Day (5 June 2008), Yarra Trams is supporting a major international campaign to promote public transport.


ANZAC Day - Free travel for veterans and war widows

08 April, 2008

The Victorian Government is proud to honour Victorian veterans, ex-service personnel and war widows by providing free public transport for them on ANZAC Day 2008 as well as on April 24 and April 26.


City Circle Tram to run when the sun goes down

05 April, 2008

Melbourne’s iconic City Circle trams will continue daylight saving hours of service all year round, even as Victoria goes back to standard time today.


Get on board Victoria's first wind-powered tram

28 March, 2008

Yarra Trams has introduced Melbourne’s first wind-powered tram in partnership with leading Australian renewable energy company Pacific Hydro and Victoria’s primary agency on climate change, Sustainability Victoria.


Campaign to draw the line between trams and cars

01 March, 2008

Motorists have been reminded to keep clear of trams in a new advertising campaign launched by Yarra Trams and its partners in the Think Tram program.


St Kilda Road to benefit from landmark strategy

01 March, 2008

Tram services on St Kilda Road will soon be more reliable, safe and accessible than ever before thanks to a new strategy to improve tram infrastructure on the iconic Melbourne Boulevard, Minister for Public Transport Lynne Kosky announced today.


Victoria welcomes new Public Transport Ombudsman

11 February, 2008

Minister for Public Transport Lynne Kosky has welcomed experienced lawyer and complaint resolution specialist Simon Cohen as the new Public Transport Ombudsman for Victoria.


Five more trams to be added to the metropolitan system

07 February, 2008

The Brumby Government will boost Melbourne’s busiest tram route with five new trams under a unique international lease arrangement with France, Minister for Public Transport, Lynne Kosky, announced today.


Yarra Trams serves up free shuttle trams for Australian Open

08 January, 2008

Tennis fans heading to and from the Australian Open from 14 to 27 January 2008 will be able to travel free on special Yarra Trams shuttle services thanks to a sponsorship deal with Tennis Australia.


Now stopping for Christmas shopping

16 December, 2007

The newly constructed platform tram stops at Queen Victoria Market opened to passengers from the first tram on 15 December 2007 – in time for the Christmas shopping rush.


Tram stops here… and here… and here

23 November, 2007

Minister for Public Transport, Lynne Kosky, today announced three new platform tram stops on Bourke Street would open tomorrow, making services more accessible and convenient for people travelling in the city.


Yarra Trams Parents Lounge opens at Royal Children’s Hospital

15 November, 2007

Two-year-old Lewis Farrell was guest of honour at the official opening of the new Yarra Trams Parents Lounge at the Royal Children’s Hospital.


To market, to market, to build a tram stop

09 November, 2007

As part of the Think Tram program, Yarra Trams and VicRoads will have new platform tram stops in Elizabeth Street outside the Queen Victoria Market built in time for Christmas.


Collision on Flemington Road in North Melbourne

23 October, 2007

Yarra Trams is awaiting the outcome of investigations into the cause of Tuesday's (23 October 2007) tram to tram collision on Flemington Road in North Melbourne.


Collapse of scaffolding affecting Collins St tram services until further notice

18 October, 2007

Due to the collapse of scaffolding at the intersection of Collins and Exhibition Streets, trams on Routes 109 & 112 are diverting via Victoria Parade and La Trobe Street until further notice.


Safety is our number one priority

16 October, 2007

Yarra Trams has reaffirmed its commitment to safety as its number one priority in the operation of Melbourne’s tram network.


Service Disruption on Route 96 and 109

28 September, 2007

Yarra Trams services on Routes 96 and 109 have been disrupted by a tram derailment at Port Junction in Whiteman Street, Southbank.


More trams for footy fans heading to the Grand Final

26 September, 2007

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra trams to operate between the City and the MCG for the AFL Grand Final between Geelong and Port Adelaide this Saturday (29 September 2007).


Tram accident - St Kilda Road

24 September, 2007

Yarra Trams is encouraging anyone who may have been injured in the tram collision on 24 September 2009 at the corner of St Kilda Road and Leopold Street (heading towards Melbourne University) to register their complaint by calling Customer Feedback on 1800 800 166.


More trams for Rugby League fans this Sunday

21 September, 2007

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra trams to operate between the City and Telstra Dome for the NRL Preliminary Final between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels this Sunday (23 September 2007).


More trams for footy fans this Friday night

18 September, 2007

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra trams to operate between the City and the MCG for the AFL Preliminary Final between Geelong and Collingwood this Friday night (21 September 2007).


Cast your vote in the South Melbourne People's Choice Awards

12 September, 2007

South Melbourne is one of the most popular destinations on the Yarra Trams network. Routes 1, 96 and 112 carry thousands of passengers a year to shop and play in the exciting Clarendon Street and South Melbourne Market districts.


Yarra Trams observes Remembrance Day

11 September, 2007

Yarra Trams will observe one minute’s silence at 11am on Remembrance Day (Sunday 11 November 2007) as a mark of respect for those who have died for or served Australia in all wars and armed conflicts.


Stars and kids shine in Yarra Trams advertising campaign

03 September, 2007

Yarra Trams has launched the second phase of its extensive media campaign to promote the environmental benefits of tram travel.


Business as usual at Yarra Trams

21 August, 2007

Yarra Trams assumed responsibility for the operation of Melbourne’s entire tram network on 18 April 2004.


Romp around Melbourne for charity

15 August, 2007

Sign up now for the Go for your life/Yarra Trams Melbourne City Romp. It is an innovative new event that will raise funds for the Burnet Institute, one of Australia’s largest medical research groups.


Boarding Now... On the MSO City Circle Tram

01 August, 2007

In an exciting partnership between Yarra Trams and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Melburnians and tourists can ride the MSO City Circle Tram to be launched by the Minister for Public Transport and the Arts, Lynne Kosky, on Wednesday 1 August.


'Marilyn' stars at MIFF

25 July, 2007

The cinematic feast that is the Melbourne International Film Festival features yet another magical screen moment in 2007, thanks to Yarra Trams.


Yarra Trams introduces new services on Routes 86 & 96

19 July, 2007

Yarra Trams is boosting evening tram services on Route 86 (Bundoora RMIT-Telstra Dome Docklands) and Route 96 (East Brunswick-St Kilda Beach).


Opening of new platform tram stops in the city

16 July, 2007

Yarra Trams has opened new platform tram stops at four city locations.


Student tram travel becomes an art form

12 July, 2007

Yarra Trams officially has handed over an illustrative and abstract mural to the Melbourne University Student Union.


Apology to customers misled by call cost statement on tramTRACKER pocket card

13 June, 2007

Following advice from Consumer Affairs Victoria, MetroLink Victoria Pty Limited acknowledges that it may have misled some customers as a result of statements made about the tramTRACKER service.


Strong support for platform tram stops in CBD

30 May, 2007

An independent research company has surveyed over 500 tram users and 200 retailers in the CBD and found that there is strong support for the new platform tram stops in the city.


Yarra Trams saves water with Malvern GreenDepot

27 April, 2007

Yarra Trams has brought its award winning greendepot project to the Malvern tram depot.


Combino Tram Model Sells at Auction for the Kids

04 April, 2007

A scale model of a Siemens Combino (D5) tram, in Yarra Trams 100 Years of Electric Trams livery, sold on eBay this morning and raised $1,025 for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.


Tram services on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 March to help ease commuter pressure

26 March, 2007

Yarra Trams will continue its extra services to help commuters affected by the closure of the Burnley Tunnel because of Friday’s tragic accident.


Comedy for the Kids 2007

26 March, 2007

Comedy for the Kids, now in its second year, is a Good Friday Appeal fundraising event organised by Yarra Trams in conjunction with The Comics Lounge. The Comics lounge support the event by donating their venue and the night includes a line up of well known Comedians who volunteer their time in order to raise money for the kids.


Yarra Trams - a water saving winner

26 March, 2007

Yarra Trams is a proud winner in the 2006/07 savewater! awards which were presented on Friday 23 March 2007 at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne.


Extra tram services planned to ease commuter pressure

23 March, 2007

Yarra Trams is planning extra services on Monday (26 March) in case the Burnley Tunnel remains closed because of Friday’s tragic accident.


New platform tram stops for Burwood Highway

20 March, 2007

Commuters travelling along Burwood Highway will soon have easier access to their trams with new platform stops nearing completion, Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky said today.


Top 10 entries to the Love Your Trams competition

20 March, 2007

Thank you to everyone who entered the Yarra Trams Valentine's Day competition. We received an overwhelming number of fantastic entries and have been thoroughly impressed with both their variety and creativity.


Sports fans urged to get on board public transport

13 March, 2007

Fans attending the 2007 Australian Grand Prix and FINA World Championships this month are being encouraged to use public transport to travel to their events.


Extra trams Route 70 & 112 - FINA World Championships - Saturday 17 March to Sunday 1 April 2007

09 March, 2007

During the FINA World Championships Yarra Trams will be running shuttle trams on Route 70 and 112 for 2 hours before and 1 hour after each championship session. All FINA Championship ticket holders are entitled to free travel on these shuttle services.


Opening of New Platform Tram Stops in Victoria Pde

08 March, 2007

Four new platform tram stops are now open in Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, Minister for Public Transport Lynne Kosky said today.


Trams a hit with tennis fans

29 January, 2007

A record number of tennis fans travelled on Yarra Trams services to and from Australian Open 2007, with 376,505 passenger trips counted at the two tram platform stops at Melbourne Park.


Another ace for Australian Open Ticket Holders

10 January, 2007

Yarra Trams and Tennis Australia have unveiled a new deal for tennis fans attending the Australian Open from 15 to 28 January 2007.


Tram platforms raise the bar on access

02 January, 2007

As part of the Victorian Government’s Accessible Tram Stop program, a number of new platform stops will be built over the coming weeks.


tramTRACKER delivers real-time tram arrival information by phone for every tram stop

01 December, 2006

A new era for tram travel in Melbourne has arrived with real-time service information now available by phone for every tram stop in Melbourne.


The Karachi Tram - back on the streets of Melbourne every Friday night during daylight savings

23 November, 2006

The W-11 Tram, affectionately known as the Karachi Tram, is back on the streets of Melbourne every Friday night during daylight saving.


Trams diverted from Collins Street

18 November, 2006

At the request of Victoria Police, Yarra Trams has been diverting trams from Collins Street since first service this morning (Saturday 18 November 2006).


Yarra Trams observes Remembrance Day

10 November, 2006

Yarra Trams will observe one minute's silence at 11am on Remembrance Day (Saturday 11 November 2006) as a mark of respect for those who have died for or served Australia in all wars and armed conflicts.


Cup Day tram services

06 November, 2006

On Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 7 November, trams will operate to the Saturday timetable except that the last services will leave the city around 12.30am (last trams approximately the same as the Monday to Thursday timetable).


100 Years - Celebrating success!

25 October, 2006

Harbour Esplanade at the Docklands came alive in a flurry of activity to mark the centenary of continuous electric tram service in Melbourne on Sunday 8 October. Tram It 2006 drew crowds of more than six thousand people throughout an afternoon that brought together historical displays, uniforms from the past century, face painting, roving entertainment, and - of course - Harry the Wombat.


tramTRACKER: Real-time Tram Arrival Information on Routes 57 & 59

25 October, 2006

In a first for Melbourne, tram travellers can now obtain real-time service information by phone.


Tram It 2006: A celebration of Melbourne's iconic trams

09 October, 2006

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of continuous service of electric trams in Melbourne, Yarra Trams hosted the Tram It 2006 Family Fun Day at Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, on Sunday 8 October.


Minister for Transport unveils future of Victoria's public transport

08 September, 2006

Victorians had a glimpse into the future with the unveiling of the new look public transport ticketing system today.


Part time tram lanes have a bright future

14 August, 2006

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Mr Carlo Carli and the Member for Richmond, Richard Wynne, today launched an innovative project to help make motorists aware of part time designated tram lanes.


Centenary art tram celebrates 100 years of electric trams in Melbourne

10 August, 2006

The colourful history of Melbourne’s trams is captured in a striking new piece of mobile art launched today by Transport Minister Peter Batchelor.


Melbourne transport users pay their way

30 July, 2006

Strategies to combat fare evasion on Melbourne’s public transport are working with more public transport users paying their way.


Credit card trial at city tram stops

19 July, 2006

Yarra Trams is testing the travelling public’s interest in using credit card machines to buy Metcards.


Tram service disruption likely Wednesday during city protest rally

28 June, 2006

Yarra Trams is planning for significant disruption to city services on Wednesday morning (28 June 2006) during a union protest in the Central Business District.


Yarra Trams jumps on board the Donate A Car program

22 June, 2006

Kids Under Cover, a Victorian based children's charity, has teamed with Yarra Trams to help save the environment and build homes for children in need.


Think Tram during Sydney Road Cyclovia

26 May, 2006

Yarra Trams route 19 services will share Sydney Road with bicycles on Sunday 28 May when motor vehicles are banned for six hours between Bell Street and Brunswick Road, Moreland.


A century of electric trams in Melbourne

05 May, 2006

This weekend marks an important milestone in the history of Melbourne’s tram system with 100 years of continuous operation of electric trams.


Trams for a liveable Melbourne

01 May, 2006

Yarra Trams has welcomed the State Government’s Meeting our Transport Challenges action plan as a strong endorsement of the tram network’s role in ensuring the liveability of Melbourne.


Government commits to franchising of public transport on second anniversary

19 April, 2006

Victoria’s public transport operators have made significant achievements during the past six years, laying a strong groundwork for a better public transport system into the future, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said today


Free public transport over Anzac period for veterans and war widows

09 April, 2006

Veterans and war widows will again receive free public transport as part of the commemorations for ANZAC Day.


Commonwealth Games - Thank you

07 April, 2006

Yarra Trams was proud to help deliver the successful Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.


Thirteen letter acronym to simplify public transport

28 March, 2006

Transport Minister Peter Batchelor today urged Grand Prix fans to follow in the steps of Commonwealth Games spectators and take public transport to the 2006 Grand Prix.


Public transport a gold medal performance

27 March, 2006

Transport Minister Peter Batchelor today praised the outstanding contribution of commuters, operators, transport staff and transport unions in making the Commonwealth Games an overwhelming success.


Changes to your tram service during the Commonwealth Games - March 2006

28 February, 2006

During the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Yarra Trams will be making some service changes that could affect you.


Yarra Trams passengers will soon have another platform stop in Collins Street (Think Tram)

01 January, 2006

Think Tram is a State Government initiative to improve tram travel times, reliability and safety along the busiest parts of Melbourne’s tram network.


New look west-end ripe for million dollar makeover

21 December, 2005

The $9 million demolition of the Flinders Street Overpass, one of Melbourne's worst eyesores, would breathe new life into a once neglected corner of the city, the Minister for Major Projects, John Lenders, said today at an event to mark the project's completion.


Free travel on metropolitan public transport this Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

15 December, 2005

Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, today announced travel on metropolitan public transport will be free on both Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.


Spencer Street platform tram stop at Collins Street

01 November, 2005

As part of the State Government’s Think Tram program, a platform tram stop is being installed outside the main entrance to Southern Cross Station (formerly Spencer Street Station) in Spencer Street, north of Collins Street.


Trams essential to Melbourne's future

09 September, 2005

Just one tram can reduce the number of car trips on Melbourne's roads by 300,000 per year.


Yarra Trams - changing with the times

05 August, 2005

Yarra Trams is seeking feedback from customers about a new style of passenger information on Route 19 (City-North Coburg).


Opening of Vermont South tram extension - Knox Transit Link

25 July, 2005

Yarra Trams services on the new Vermont South tram extension began operating on Sunday 24 July 2005.


Vermont South tram extension

21 July, 2005

To celebrate the opening of the Vermont South tram extension, which forms part of the Knox Transit Link, a launch event will be held on Saturday 23 July 2005 at the Knox City Shopping Centre car park.


Smartcard ticketing takes major step forward

12 July, 2005

An international consortium of transport and technology specialists, Kamco, has been selected to work in partnership with the State Government to develop Victoria's next generation of public transport ticketing.


Yarra Trams provides new customer service information for passengers

01 July, 2005

Yarra Trams has introduced a new Customer Service Charter and new Passenger Compensation Code.


Attention fare evaders - Metlink gives a fare go to fare payers

28 June, 2005

Metlink has responded to passenger feedback by launching an advertising campaign to tackle losses of over $50 million to fare evasion on trains, trams and buses.


Tram driver reaches 50 year milestone

16 June, 2005

The uniform is what first attracted Lenny Bates to tram driving in 1955 but he soon found out that helping the passengers is what the job is all about.


Bourke Street tram track replacement works this weekend

10 June, 2005

Yarra Trams will be replacing the tram tracks along Bourke Street in the CBD, from 9pm this evening, Friday 10 June, through to 5.30am on Tuesday 14 June 2005.


Flinders Street overpass removal

20 May, 2005

The removal of the Flinders Street overpass is a State Government project in consultation with the City of Melbourne to revitalise the western end of Flinders Street. The project involves the demolition of the overpass and construction of a new intersection at King and Flinders Streets.


ANZAC Day 2005 tram services

22 April, 2005

On Anzac Day, Monday 25 April 2005, Yarra Trams will operate to a Sunday timetable with weekday starting times for the first service and with a half hourly service until the normal until service begins.


Tram track reconstruction - Kew Junction

22 April, 2005

Traffic detours will be in place around Kew Junction this Anzac Day long weekend as Yarra Trams reconstructs the tram tracks along High Street and Cotham Road


New centre helps trams and traffic

12 April, 2005

The Yarra Trams fleet of 500 trams is now monitored and controlled from a new Fleet Operations Centre, officially opened today by the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport, Carlo Carli.


St Kilda, Middle Park, Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne trams during Grand Prix

01 March, 2005

During the Foster's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park (4th - 7th March) all weekend Yarra Trams services to St Kilda (routes 96 and 112) and Port Melbourne (route 109) will temporarily change. Passengers travelling on Thursday and Friday may also experience extended journey times.


University of Melbourne Superstop opens to passengers

14 February, 2005

Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 February 2005, the new Superstop at the University of Melbourne will be open to passengers.


Tram it to St Kilda Festival Day

11 February, 2005

This Sunday 13 February, thousands of music and art lovers will flock to St Kilda for one of Australiaýs biggest community festivals.


A thank you message to Yarra Trams' passengers and staff

09 February, 2005

Yarra Trams would like to apologise to our passengers for the disruptions to tram services experienced as a result of the storms on Thursday 3 February 2005.


Australian Open tram shuttle breaks record

31 January, 2005

Yarra Trams has had record breaking figures for the Centenary Australian Open.


Think Tram - Collins Street Tram Improvements

31 January, 2005

Yarra Trams has presented the City of Melbourne with a Think Tram proposal designed to increase tram priority and reliability along Collins Street.


Park+Ride with Yarra Trams and take the hassle out of city parking

31 January, 2005

Parking your car close to Melbourne's CBD and then catching a tram to the city centre has never been easier with Yarra Trams.


Australian Open tram shuttle breaks day one record

19 January, 2005

Yarra Trams was a record breaker on day one of the Centenary Australian Open.


Free trams served up for Australian Open fans!

13 January, 2005

Tennis fans heading to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open will be able to travel free on special Yarra Trams shuttle services operating along Flinders Street thanks to a sponsorship deal with Tennis Australia.


Temporary tram service changes

11 January, 2005

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that due to construction for an upgrade of the Melbourne University tram terminus, the following temporary tram service changes will apply from first tram Saturday 8 January to last tram Thursday 20 January 2005.


New tram stop in harmony with University precinct

11 January, 2005

Melbourne's newest tram stop has been designed to harmonise with its environment.


Metlink donates 60 thousand dollars to Tsunami appeal

07 January, 2005

On behalf of Melbourne's Public Transport operators, Connex, Yarra Trams and local bus companies, and their staff, Metlink is announcing a donation of $60,000 to World Vision to assist victims of the Asian earthquake and tsunami.


Batchelor prompts motorists to Think Tram

05 January, 2005

Transport Minister Peter Batchelor today urged motorists to Think Tram as work to improve tram services began on Clarendon Street, in South Melbourne.


Docklands Drive Tram Extension Now In Service

04 January, 2005

The new tram extension into Melbourne's Docklands precinct has been launched by the Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor.


Trams ALL NIGHT for New Year's Eve 2004

29 December, 2004

Yarra Trams has announced an all night tram service on New Year's Eve.


Free Public Transport for Victorians on Christmas Day

08 December, 2004

The Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, today announced that travel on Victoria's public transport system would be free on Christmas Day.


Tram cancellations remain low despite traffic congestion

01 December, 2004

In response to an inquiry from The Age, based on information provided by the State Opposition, Yarra Trams confirms that tram cancellations during the September quarter remained well under half a per cent. This was also the case during the previous quarter.


Smartcard to ride Victoria's public transport system

30 November, 2004

The next generation of ticketing to be used by Victoria's public transport passengers will be based on a re-usable Smartcard that works across the metropolitan and regional bus, train and tram networks.


Yarra Trams offers two tickets for the price of one at Melbourne International Film Festival

12 November, 2004

Yarra Trams is offering free movie tickets as a bonus to public transport users. As a major partner of the 53rd Melbourne International Film Festival, Yarra Trams has organised an exclusive two for one ticket offer.


The 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month

10 November, 2004

Yarra Trams will observe one minute’s silence at 11am on Remembrance Day (Thursday 11 November 2004) as a mark of respect for those who have died for or served Australia in all wars and armed conflicts.


Route 16 now goes further

08 November, 2004

Yarra Trams is extending Route 16 all the way from Melbourne University to Kew.


Short Trip x 10 Metcards not valid after Friday

28 October, 2004

Short Trip x 10 Metcards will not be valid for use on Melbourneýs public transport network from 1 May 2004, but unused trips can be exchanged for other tickets or refunds, Metlink Chief Executive Officer, Mr Bernie Carolan, advised today.


From Toorak to Moreland on Route 8

13 October, 2004

Yarra Trams is extending Route 8 all the way from Toorak to Moreland.


Yarra Trams confirms safety first approach

11 October, 2004

In response to Channel Seven's use of a radar gun to check tram speeds in 40kmh zones, Yarra Trams has confirmed that its 1200 tram drivers are required to observe the speed limit.


More trams for 2004 Grand Final Day

24 September, 2004

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra trams to operate between the city and the MCG for the AFL Grand Final between Brisbane and Port Adelaide this Saturday, 25 September 2004.


Yarra Trams urges motorists to take care

19 September, 2004

An uninsured motorist whose vehicle collided with a tram is facing a bill of more than $140,000.


Yarra Trams recognised for performance

13 September, 2004

The latest edition of Track Record reports Yarra Trams was the only public transport operator to meet and exceed government-set targets of performance during the June quarter.


Temporary tram service changes 06/09/04

06 September, 2004

Welcome home parade for Victoria's Olympians


Yarra Trams and Coleman Rail on track for Docklands Drive

01 September, 2004

The Docklands Drive tram extension has renewed an association between Yarra Trams and Coleman Rail.


Work begins on Docklands Drive tram extension

01 September, 2004

The Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, today turned the first sod to mark the start of construction works on the Docklands Drive tram extension into New Quay.


Additional staff to patrol trams at night

24 August, 2004

From today, public transport commuters using trams at night will experience a greater level of security following the introduction of Authorised Officer Staff until the last tram.


Yarra Trams is coming to Docklands Drive

20 August, 2004

''Absolutely awesome,'' was Linda Patchings reaction to the news from Yarra Trams that the is due for completion at the end of this year. As President of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce, Linda welcomes the new tram service as a benefit to residents, businesses and visitors.


Easy Access tram stop at Middle Park

05 August, 2004

Yarra Trams Chief Executive Officer, Hubert Guyot joined Transport Minister, Peter Batchelor and the Mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Cr Dick Gross at the launch of a new generation of tram stop.


Yarra Trams extends bonus ticket offer at 2004 Melbourne International Film Festival

30 July, 2004

Yarra Trams and the Melbourne International Film Festival have extended their free movie ticket offer.


Brighton Road incident

29 July, 2004

An investigation commissioned by Yarra Trams has not determined the exact circumstances that led to a 13-year-old girl being stuck by a tram in Brighton Road, St Kilda on 28 June 2004.


New low floor trams boost passenger capacity on Route 96

26 July, 2004

Yarra Trams is progressively introducing five-module, low floor trams on route 96 (St Kilda Beach to East Brunswick via Bourke Street).


State Government announces Vermont South corridor extension contractor

22 July, 2004

The Bracks Government today awarded a $22.9 million contract to Thiess Pty Ltd, to deliver the design and construction elements of the Vermont South Tram Extension project, a major transport initiative for Melbourneýs eastern suburbs.


Tram priortity program

16 July, 2004

It is with great pleasure that I introduce the Tram Priority Program which will significantly improve tram travel times and reliability.


Completion of tram track replacement on Collins Street

09 July, 2004

Yarra Trams will finalise its $3 million track replacement project on Collins Street this weekend. Stage three of this essential network maintenance will take place on Collins Street between Queen and Swanston Streets from 4am on Saturday 10 July to 5am on Monday 12 July 2004.


W Class trams return to Chapel Street

02 July, 2004

W-Class trams are returning to service on routes 78 & 79 along Church and Chapel Streets.


Yarra Trams responds to Herald Sun

30 June, 2004

Yarra Trams management has found no basis for a claim that an Authorised Officer went to the movies while on duty, as reported by the Herald Sun.


Brighton Road pedestrian crossing

30 June, 2004

Yarra Trams has consulted VicRoads about possible safety improvements to the pedestrian crossing on Brighton Road, St Kilda.


3 million dollar renewal works continue along Collins Street this weekend

25 June, 2004

Yarra Trams will continue with major track replacement works on Collins Street this weekend.


Yarra Trams apologises for service disruption

24 June, 2004

Yarra Trams wishes to apologise for an interruption to tram services caused by industrial action. Drivers at the Malvern Depot have stopped work to discuss a proposed roster change.


Queen's Birthday services 2004

03 June, 2004

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that due to the Queen's Birthday public holiday on Monday 14th June 2004 special timetable arrangements will apply.


Melbourne's public transport information now multilingual

11 May, 2004

Public transport enquiries can now be answered in ten different languages thanks to a new translation service offered by Metlink, Chief Executive Officer, Bernie Carolan announced today.


Metlink announces sponsorship of Melbourne Tramways Band

11 May, 2004

Promoting public transport through musical performance has led to Metlink entering into a sponsorship agreement with the Melbourne Tramways Band.


Ticketing system performing better than ever

07 May, 2004

Melbourne's public transport ticketing system is performing better than ever, the Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor said today.


Yarra Trams welcomes proposed upgrade of the Bourke Street Mall

30 April, 2004

The Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot, has welcomed today's announcement by the Lord Mayor of the City of Melbourne, Cr John So, for a planned upgrade of the Bourke Street Mall ahead of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.


Glenferrie Road trams replaced by buses this Sunday

29 April, 2004

Due to the annual Glenferrie Festival this Sunday 2nd May, buses will replace route 69 trams on Glenferrie Road between Malvern Tram Depot, Coldblo Street and the Cotham Road, Kew terminus until 7.00pm.


CEO speech at City Circle party

28 April, 2004

City Circle tourist tram 10th anniversary 28th April 2004 - The Hon. Peter Batchelor, Minister for Transport - Ms Annette Allison, Chair of the City Circle Committee - Distinguished guests - Ladies and gentlemen


Cheaper transport for concession card holders

28 April, 2004

Travel on public transport will be much cheaper for hundreds of thousands of low-income earners and tertiary students under reforms to travel concession arrangements announced today by Transport Minister Peter Batchelor.


City Circle celebrates 10 years of service

28 April, 2004

Melbourne's City Circle tram today celebrates it tenth anniversary and a decade on is attracting an average of 3 million passengers each year, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said.


Important news for all Magpies and Bombers fans

20 April, 2004

Yarra Trams wishes to advise that due to the ANZAC Day Parade along Swanston Walk and St Kilda Road to the Shrine of Remembrance all M.C.G. football trams on Flinders Street will depart EAST of Swanston Walk on Sunday.


Ergon Energy to power Yarra Trams

19 April, 2004

Melbourne's famous trams will run on Ergon Energy for the first time from today (April 19, 2004), with Yarra Trams announcing that the corporation has won the contract to power its Victorian network.


Welcome to Yarra Trams

19 April, 2004

Tram passengers across Melbourne have been welcomed to Yarra Trams this morning with breakfast muffins given away at key tram stops within the central business district.


Yarra Trams is Melbourne all over

18 April, 2004

A firm commitment to higher levels of customer service, reduced journey times, cleaner trams and better information is what all passengers in Melbourne can expect from today, according to the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot.


Riddle me this

18 April, 2004

TWO new advertising campaigns launch Melbourne's new tram company.


2004 ANZAC Day tram services in Melbourne

18 April, 2004

Special early morning tram services will operate on Swanston Walk, St Kilda Road and Elizabeth Street routes on ANZAC Day. These trams will depart each suburban terminus as below and travel direct to the Shrine of Remembrance for the Dawn Service.


Old logos come off Melbourne trams

17 April, 2004

In a massive overnight logistical exercise commencing tonight (Saturday 17th April 2004) all M>Tram, Swanston Trams and even The Met logos will disappear from trams and tram stops across the City.


Public Transport Industry Ombudsman board appointed

13 April, 2004

Public transport users will have access to a public transport industry ombudsman this month following the announcement of the seven member board today, the Minister for Transport Peter Batchelor said.


On track for massive drop in Public Transport crime

01 April, 2004

Interim Victoria Police statistics have revealed the state is on track for a massive drop in crime in and around public transport, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Andre Haermeyer, and the Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, announced today.


Operational efficiencies from 18 April 2004

29 March, 2004

''As part of the preparations for bringing Melbourne's two tram businesses back together under the management of one company from 18th April 2004, a small number of positions have sadly become redundant.


Fare evasion strategies from 18 April 2004

26 March, 2004

Media Statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hubert Guyot.


Easter 2004 tram services in Melbourne

22 March, 2004

Yarra Trams services will operate according to special holiday timetables over Easter (9th - 12th April 2004).


Public Transport takes the chequered flag at the Grand Prix

09 March, 2004

Melbourne's public transport network gained pole position following this year's Grand Prix with more than 360,000 passenger journeys made by tram over the four days of the Formula One spectacle.


Public transport takes the chequered flag at the Grand Prix (1)

09 March, 2004

Melbourne’s public transport network gained pole position following this year’s Grand Prix with more than 360,000 passenger journeys made by tram over the four days of the Formula One spectacle.


St Kilda, Middle Park, Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne trams during Grand Prix

04 March, 2004

During the Foster’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park (4th – 7th March) all weekend Yarra Trams services to St Kilda (routes 96 and 112) and Port Melbourne (route 109) will temporarily change. Passengers travelling on Thursday and Friday may also experience extended journey times.


Changes to tram services during 2004 Foster’s Australian Grand Prix

01 March, 2004

Passengers are advised of the following changes to scheduled tram services due to the 2004 Foster's Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Please note most Yarra Trams services east of Spencer Street will operate according to the SATURDAY timetable on Sunday 7th March.


The future of tram travel in Melbourne is now one step closer

23 February, 2004

Melbourne's newest tram Superstop has opened in Collins Street, conveniently located between King & Spencer Streets. It is the 16th location on the Yarra Trams network where wheelchair and mobility-impaired passengers can access the low-floor Citadis trams which operate along route 109 between Port Melbourne and Box Hill Central.


Member for Melbourne welcomes latest superstop

23 February, 2004

The latest tram platform stop on Collins Street between Spencer and King Streets is now open for business, Member for Melbourne, Bronwyn Pike MP, announced today.


Minister for Transport announces tram travel time improvements

22 February, 2004

A series of projects over the next two years will reduce congestion on a number of major arterial roads and improve tram journey times, Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor today announced.


Premier announces a positive new future for Melbourne's Public Transport

19 February, 2004

New partnership agreements between the State Government and Melbourne's public transport companies, Yarra Trams and Connex, will deliver stability and improved services to customers, the Premier, Steve Bracks, said today.


Some facts about the new Melbourne tram network (from 18th April 2004)

19 February, 2004

Yarra Trams will be the operating name for the entire Melbourne tram network.


State Government announces $7.5 million Docklands Drive tram extension

18 February, 2004

Residents living and working in Melbourne's new waterfront development will have public transport services at their doorstep with the extension of tramlines into Docklands Drive, the Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor announced today.


Don’t face the music after the Festival – get a ticket to ride and avoid a fine!

04 February, 2004

A valid Metcard is the only ticket you'll need to purchase for this weekend's free St Kilda Festival Day on Sunday, with festival goers being encouraged to pre-purchase their Metcard before travel.


Don’t face the music after the Festival – get a ticket to ride and avoid a fine! (1)

04 February, 2004

A valid Metcard is the only ticket you’ll need to purchase for this weekend’s free St Kilda Festival Day on Sunday, with festival goers being encouraged to pre-purchase their Metcard before travel.


Letter to the Editor - Herald Sun

30 January, 2004

In his column on Thursday 29.01.2004 Steve Waldon highlighted a major issue that tram passengers face each day - vehicles driving in 'tram only' fairways that delay their journey.


Letter to the Editor, The Age

30 January, 2004

In his column on Thursday 29.01.2004 Steve Waldon highlighted a major issue that tram passengers face each day – vehicles driving in ‘tram only’ fairways that delay their journey.


Extra trams for 2004 St Kilda Festival day

29 January, 2004

Yarra Trams will schedule extra services on routes 96 and 112 for St Kilda Festival Day on Sunday 8th February 2004.


Take a tram to Pride March 2004 this Saturday

29 January, 2004

Yarra Trams is encouraging participants and spectators attending the 2004 Gay and Lesbian Pride March on Sunday 1st February to take a tram to St Kilda and avoid the parking and traffic hassles.


Free and easy tram access for regional Victorians during the Australian Open

16 January, 2004

Tennis fans arriving by train and bus at Spencer Street Station from regional Victoria and interstate next week will be able to travel for free on route 70 trams to get to the Australian Open at Melbourne Park, thanks to a landmark deal between Tennis Australia and Yarra Trams.


Free trams served up for Australian Open fans

15 January, 2004

Tennis fans heading to Melbourne Park next week to witness the world??s best players compete for Grand Slam glory will be able to travel FREE on special Yarra Trams shuttle services operating along Flinders Street thanks to a landmark sponsorship deal with Tennis Australia, organisers of the Australian Open.


Summer holiday timetable ends this Friday

06 January, 2004

Yarra Trams services on all routes will return to normal weekday timetables from Monday 12th January 2004. This coincides with the traditional end of the holiday season in Melbourne as thousands of daily commuters return to work after the Christmas and New Year break.


New Metcard fare structures

06 January, 2004

On 1st January 2004 new prices for Metcard tickets for public transport in Melbourne came into effect. As well some new Metcard products were introduced and a number were permanently withdrawn from sale.


Metcards now available online

05 January, 2004

Buying a ticket for public transport services will be even easier from 5 January 2004 when Metcards will be available online, Transport Minister, Peter Batchelor, announced today.


Park+Ride with Yarra Trams and take the hassle out of city parking

05 January, 2004

Parking your car close to Melbourneýs CBD and then catching a tram to get to your appointment has never been easier with Yarra Trams.


Upgrading your online experience

05 January, 2004

We have made some changes to our website to make it easier for you to find information about tram travel in Melbourne.


Upgrading your on-line experience

05 January, 2004

We have made some changes to our website to make it easier for you to find information about tram travel in Melbourne.


Public Transport fares to rise on January 1 2004

30 December, 2003

Metlink is advising Melbourne's public transport users that the new fare structure, announced last month by the State Government, will come into effect on 1 January 2004.


Free Public Transport for Christmas

21 December, 2003

Public transport will be free for all on Christmas Day, Transport Minister, Peter Batchelor, announced today.


Yarra Trams summer holiday timetables

09 December, 2003

Everyone at Yarra Trams wishes all of our passengers a safe and happy festive season - and we'll be here to take you to your destination quickly and safely over the holiday period.


Metlink announces Summer Holiday timetables for Melbourne

09 December, 2003

Before travelling on public transport this holiday season, Metlink is advising customers to check the revised timetables that will be in operation over the Christmas period.


Yarra Trams responds to incorrect claims in The Age

30 November, 2003

Letter to the editor


New Metcard fare structure

27 November, 2003

From 1 January 2004 fares will increase by an average of 9.8 percent.


Temporary stop closure - Collins and Spencer Street corner

14 November, 2003

Yarra Trams wishes to advise passengers that east bound stop 1 at the corner of Collins & Spencer Streets will be temporarily closed as from Friday 14th November 2003.


Temporary stop closure outside former H&WT building

14 November, 2003

Yarra Trams wishes to advise passengers that east bound stop 7 at the corner of Flinders & Exhibition Streets, outside the former Herald & Weekly Times building, will be temporarily closed as from Saturday 15th November 2003.


Yarra Trams announces two new initiatives for wheelchair passengers in Melbourne

13 November, 2003

As part of it's commitment to providing access-for-all on Melbourne's modern tram system, the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot, today unveiled two new initiatives for wheelchair passengers.


Christmas arrives in the Bourke Street Mall

11 November, 2003

Bourke Street trams to be diverted for the arrival of Christmas in Melbourne. Yarra Trams wishes to advise passengers of the following temporary changes to scheduled services.


Remembrance Day

06 November, 2003

Yarra Trams advises passengers that all tram services will stop for one minute at 11.00am on Tuesday 11th November 2003 to remember those who have died or suffered for Australia in all wars and armed conflicts.


Spring Racing Carnival

24 October, 2003

Passengers are advised the following alterations to services will occur for all Bourke Street, Collins Street, and Flinders Street trams (including the City Circle) on Monday 3rd November, 2003.


Sponsorship of the Melbourne Tramways Band

14 October, 2003

Statement from Mr Hubert Guyot, Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams. ''Yarra Trams has not decided to end itýs association with a long-time local institution, the Melbourne Tramways Band. In fact, no final decision has been made.


The Metlink Shop has moved

09 October, 2003

The Metlink Shop is now located at the Melbourne Town Hall on the corner of Swanston Walk and Little Collins Street in the city.


Yarra Trams welcomes State Government's Rights and Responsibilities package

07 October, 2003

The Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, The Hon. Peter Batchelor MP, of major and consistent operational and legislative improvements for Melbourne's public transport system.


Going to the Rugby World Cup at Telstra Dome? Take a tram!

06 October, 2003

Yarra Trams will schedule extra services to speed crowds to and from Telstra Dome for each of the Rugby World Cup 2003 matches in Melbourne.


Service alterations due to Grand Final Parade

22 September, 2003

Yarra Trams services in Melbourne's central business district will be diverted or delayed on Friday 26th September due to the Grand Final Parade through city streets.


Trains, trams and buses arrive into letterboxes

19 September, 2003

Local area public transport pocket guides, specially designed to cover 31 metropolitan municipalities, will be distributed to over 1 million households over the next fortnight.


More trams for finals footy fans!

19 September, 2003

Yarra Trams has scheduled extra Flinders Street services to take footy fans to the MCG for this Saturday afternoonýs preliminary finals clash between Collingwood and Port Adelaide.


Customer Satisfaction with Yarra Trams reaches an all time high

18 September, 2003

The latest independent quarterly survey of Yarra Trams passengers has revealed overall satisfaction with the company's services has risen to a record 75 CSI (Customer Service Index) - the highest ever since the survey began in 1998.


Yarra Trams welcomes the safe return of a Melbourne icon

17 September, 2003

The Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, The Hon. Peter Batchelor MP, that W-class trams could return on standard services.


Minister of Transport's statement on return of W Class trams

17 September, 2003

All 53 W-Class trams are set return to operational service but will run on a restricted number of routes, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor announced today.


Collision passengers urged to contact Yarra Trams

03 September, 2003

Yarra Trams is urging all passengers involved in yesterday morning's collision to contact them for the purpose of assisting in the investigation of the incident and providing the company with information about their well-being.


Yarra Trams CEO honoured by the Republic of France

02 September, 2003

Mr Hubert Guyot, the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, has been admitted as Chevalier de L'Ordre National du Merite (Knight of the National Order of Merit) at a ceremony in Paris attended by the Australian Ambassador to France, Mr William Fisher, and the London-based Agent-General for Victoria, Mr Peter Hansen.


Important information for Route 96 passengers

01 August, 2003

Buses replacing trams due to essential night maintenance works.


Yarra Trams commited to the re-introduction of a Melbourne icon - The W Class tram

09 July, 2003

The W-class tram is an internationally recognised symbol of Melbourne, and Yarra Trams is committed to their re-introduction, the Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams, Mr Hubert Guyot, confirmed today.


Road traffic congestion a major hurdle to tram punctuality

08 July, 2003

Increased traffic congestion, particularly during peak hour, and the lack of a network-wide priority system to separate trams from motor traffic, are the two major contributors to the continuing fall in punctuality figures for Yarra Trams.


Improvements to Melbourne's transport network

24 June, 2003

Melbourne's train, tram and bus operators today announced their plans to establish a 'one stop shop' for integrated, passenger-friendly information.


More trams for fans off to the Rugby at Telstra Dome

19 June, 2003

Yarra Trams will schedule extra services for this Saturday nightýs Wallabies v England Test at Telstra Dome to ensure fans get a first-class ride to the big match.


A new identity for Melbourne's public transport system

16 June, 2003

Melbourne's public transport system will soon be known as Metlink as part of ongoing reforms to the system, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said today.


Unauthorised distribution of materials on Yarra Trams vehicles

03 June, 2003

Yarra Trams will continue to enforce a ban on the unauthorised distribution of materials on-board vehicles in line with legislative authority, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hubert Guyot, said today.


Overhead works on Bridge Road

29 May, 2003

On Sunday the 1st of June until Wednesday 4th of June overhead works will be carried out in Wellington Parade.


Box Hill Extension opening

02 May, 2003

Yarra Trams' launched its route 109 tramline extension to Box Hill this morning with festive celebrations held at the new route terminus at Market Street on Whitehorse Road.


Australian Open results

17 April, 2003

Free tram services between Flinders Street and the Rod Laver and Vodafone arenas transported over 300,000 happy tennis goers to one of Melbourne most prestigious sporting events.


Australian International Beer Awards

02 April, 2003

Yarra Trams is a proud sponsor of the Australian International Beer Awards Festival. Take the tram and leave the driving to Yarra Trams.


Short Trip brochure

18 March, 2003

Yarra Trams has developed a Short Trip Brochure clearly detailing the most effective use of the Short Trip Ticket. The brochure features each tram route broken into sections, and demonstrates where passengers can board and disembark when using the Short Trip Ticket. The Short Trip Brochure is available on board trams.


Comedy Festival 2003

14 March, 2003

Yarra Trams is a proud sponsor of the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2003. Beginning on Thursday, 27th March, the Comedy Festival takes place at various locations around the city, including the Town Hall, the CUB Malthouse and La Mama.


Grand Prix public transport gets you trackside

04 March, 2003

Catch public transport to the Grand Prix and you'll save time and money, Transport Minister Peter Batchelor said today as he unveiled the public transport options available for the 2003 Australian Grand Prix from March 6 to 9.


Park+Ride trial starts at Metropol St Kilda

29 January, 2003

Yarra Trams will trial a fourth Park+Ride site in partnership with Metropol, beginning on Tuesday, 28th January until Friday, 28th February 2003.


Demonstration tram for Melbourne

20 January, 2003

Another striking example of high tech light rail will be glimpsed in the streets of Melbourne during the coming week with a state of the art Bombardier Eurotram making its debut. Demonstrated by Bombardier Transportation, this vehicle will operate a free shuttle service in Flinders Street during the week of 20th January, running to Wellington Parade providing passengers with access to the Australian Open at Jolimont via the pedestrian bridge through the MCG car park.


Yarra Trams free services to the 2003 Australian Open

16 January, 2003

Yarra Trams will run a sponsored tram service to and from the Australian Open, allowing free use of trams on route 70 for people attending the tennis.


Minor increase in public transport fares

16 December, 2002

Public transport fares will be adjusted from 1 January 2003 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).


Yarra Trams Inclusion Award

12 December, 2002

Yarra Trams has received an award from the Department of Human Services for its commitment to the inclusion of people with a disability into the wider community.


Talks between Melbourne tram operators

18 October, 2002

Preliminary discussions have commenced regarding the purchase of M>Tram by Yarra Trams.


More tram services for Bourke Street

14 October, 2002

Extra services will be scheduled on tram routes 86 (Bundoora to Colonial Stadium) and 96 (Brunswick East to St Kilda) as of today.


Yarra Trams award for excellence

14 October, 2002

Yarra Trams' first two Superstops on Collins Street at Swanston Street (Town Hall Superstops) will be recognised today for their design elements with an award from the John Truscott Design Foundation.


Beacon Cove superstop celebration

14 October, 2002

Yarra Trams will launch its Beacon Cove Superstop at 11.30am this morning at the route 109 Port Melbourne terminus.


Call to put a face to the name of transport vandals

09 September, 2002

Melbourne's transport operators are asking people who see vandalism taking place on the public transport system to call police.


Bigger, Faster, Easier – Yarra Trams New Tram Interchange

24 July, 2002

The Minister for Transport, Peter Batchelor, reopened Yarra Trams new triple track tram interchange on Victoria Parade at Brunswick Street this morning, also unveiling a new name for the rejuvenated stop.


Fare blitz nabs cheats and fraudsters

12 June, 2002

Melbourne's transport operators today announced that almost 4,500 people were reported for not having a valid ticket during the first two weeks of the June fare evasion blitz.


Fare evasion still rife on Public Transport

31 May, 2002

Melbourne's transport operators announced today that almost 2000 people were reported for not having a valid ticket during the four days of the third fare evasion blitz.


Fare evasion - the blitz is back

24 May, 2002

Victorian Transport Operators Connex, M>Train, M>Tram, the Victorian Bus Industry and Yarra Trams have joined together once again to crack down on fare evasion.


Chrysanthemums for Mother's Day

12 May, 2002

Yarra Trams staff will be handing out free flowers to all Mums in the city today. Tram Attendants will hand out the flowers on board trams and at the Yarra Trams Superstops on Collins Street at Swanston and Spring Streets.


Major facelift for tram interchange

24 April, 2002

The Victoria Parade and Brunswick Street tram interchange is about to receive a facelift, unlike anything seen in Melbourne's history of trams.


Bringing the tram to Box Hill

12 April, 2002

The Box Hill extension will have the first of its tracks laid this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 13th-14th April.


Free travel offer to celebrate Victorian Senior's Festival

08 March, 2002

Public transport operators will provide extended free travel on metropolitan transport over 10 days, 12 - 21 March inclusive, to celebrate the Victorian Seniors Festival, the 20th anniversary of Senior Citizens Week.


Results of Transport Blitz - Week Two

07 March, 2002

Melbourne's transport operators today announced almost 4,000 people were reported for not having a valid ticket during the February fare evasion blitz.


350,000 Grand Prix tram trips

03 March, 2002

Tram and Yarra Trams recorded 352,318 customer journeys over the four days of the Grand Prix, with 117,202 trips recorded on Sunday alone. This figure was slightly down on last year with the weather expected to have caused some fans to alter their travel plans.


Concession cheat crackdown

15 February, 2002

People rorting a public transport concession system designed to help the elderly, students and the unemployed will be targeted during the next fare evasion blitz.


Fare evasion blitz - 18 February

13 February, 2002

A new blitz starts next Monday 18th February, sending the clear message that greater ticket enforcement will gradually become a permanent reality on city and suburban train, tram and bus services.


Frolic to the Festival on a tram

08 February, 2002

Melburnians should do away with the car and stick to public transport to get to Sunday's premier outdoor event - St Kilda Festival 2002.


Park + Ride at Melbourne Park

08 February, 2002

Melburnians can now park all day at Melbourne Park and receive an all-day city tram ticket for just $8.50. The Park+Ride initiative, introduced by Yarra Trams in 2000, offers motorists a cheap alternative to city parking, with fast and frequent tram services linking them to stops throughout the CBD.


Explore by tram and save $$$

21 January, 2002

Yarra Trams and the City of Port Phillip have joined together to encourage residents to use more public transport through an Explorer program.


Free trams to the Australian Open

11 January, 2002

Yarra Trams will run a sponsored tram service to and from the Australian Open, allowing free use of trams on route 70 for people attending the tennis.


First stage of blitz successfully catches fare evaders

13 December, 2001

Ticket inspectors have detected more than double the normal number of fare evaders, with 2350 reports of offence issued in the first five days of a month-long blitz.


Minor increase in public transport fares from 1 January 2002

11 December, 2001

Public transport fares will be adjusted from 1 January 2002 to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).


2001 AFL Grand Final deal

11 September, 2001

CUB, through its Carlton Draught brand, and the Australian Football League (AFL) today announced a landmark sponsorship agreement with Yarra Trams, enabling free public transport for fans to this year's 2001 AFL Grand Final at the MCG.


Project Tram 109 begins with Box Hill Extension launch

28 August, 2001

Yarra Trams unveiled their exciting Tram 109 project today at the launch of its route 109 (Port Melbourne to Mont Albert) tramline extension to Box Hill.


Low floor trams have arrived!

17 August, 2001

Yarra Trams' highly anticipated low floor trams have arrived safely in Melbourne. The trams left La Rochelle, France, on 5th June and were unloaded at Port Melbourne dock on Friday and Saturday, 10th and 11th August.


Tram driver's 45 years of service

18 July, 2001

Yarra Trams is celebrating 45 years of service for Tram Driver Lenny Bates, the longest serving Driver in the company. He has also received more commendations and letters of compliment than any other Driver across the network.


Project Daylight hits Camberwell

19 June, 2001

Camberwell Junction has been given a facelift and cleared of unnecessary structures, tidying up the skyline and giving the area a more aesthetic appearance.


Box Hill Extension contract awarded

14 June, 2001

Yarra Trams has awarded its design and construct contract for the Box Hill extension of route 109 to Transfield Engineering & Construction.


Public Transport operators welcome resolution to ticketing dispute

30 May, 2001

Melbourne's public transport operators welcome and congratulate the State Government and OneLink on the settlement, announced today.


Car Free Sunday survey

18 April, 2001

Nearly a quarter of local residents visited Acland Street during the March Car Free Sunday trials according to an independent telephone survey conducted on behalf of Yarra Trams.


Car Free Sunday cancelled

23 March, 2001

A meeting of Yarra Trams, the City of Port Phillip and the Acland Street Precinct Traders Association Committee voted on Wednesday night to cancel the third Acland Street Car Free Sunday trial for 25th March 2001.


Acland Street Car Free Sunday #2

16 March, 2001

Car Free Sunday trial in Acland Street, St Kilda to continue.


Acland Street Car Free Sunday

14 March, 2001

Yarra Trams joins in the celebration of a 'Car Free Sunday' in Acland Street. An initiative by Yarra Trams with the endorsement of the City of Port Phillip and the Acland Street Precinct Traders Association, Car Free Sundays is a trial that will take place on three Sundays in March.


Grand Prix 2001

04 March, 2001

Michael Schumacher may have won today's Australian Grand Prix, but Melbourne's trams won over spectators by being the fastest way to get to the track.


Australian Open 2001

12 January, 2001

Yarra Trams will run a sponsored tram service to and from the Australian Open, allowing free use of trams on route 70 for people attending the tennis.


Acland Street

23 November, 2000

Yarra Trams endorses the Strip It’s big, it’s orange and it’s a little bit naughty. It is Yarra Trams orange tram promoting the use of public transport to one of Melbourne’s coolest precincts, the Acland Street Precinct.


Yarra Trams launches new uniform

22 November, 2000

Yarra Trams, one of Melbourne’s privatised public transport companies, has launched its exciting new range of uniforms designed by Chapel Street’s well-known fashion designer, ellin ambé.


Yarra Trams supports 60 years of music tradition

16 November, 2000

The Melbourne Transit Band is pleased to announce the celebration of their 60 years together with a series of concerts in their traditional open-air venue in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.


Yarra Trams Services - Great Jubilee Mass

14 November, 2000

Yarra Trams have scheduled 28 trams to transport students to and from the Roman Catholic Church’s Great Jubilee Mass, to be held at Colonial Stadium on Wednesday November 15.


Improved public transport for City of Port Phillip

13 November, 2000

Yarra Trams supports the call made by the mayor of the City of Port Phillip, Julian Hill, for greater access to public transport. The City of Port Phillip has to cope with large traffic and parking problems but improving the public transport infrastructure will provide a real alternative for people seeking to travel in the area.


World Economic Forum

13 November, 2000

World Economic Forum - Trams still move MelbourneDespite roving city protests, street closures and blockades, Yarra Trams still managed to record over 150,000 passenger trips per day throughout its network of nine routes.


Park and Ride

08 November, 2000

In a major social and environmental initiative, Yarra Trams has launched Melbourne’s first dedicated Park+Ride program which begins operating on Monday September 11th .


Low floor tram

06 October, 2000

Yarra Trams has announced that it is to invest $100 million in a new fleet of state of the art low-floor trams, with the first due into service next year.


Grand Final

01 September, 2000

Yarra Trams have scheduled an additional 19 trams on routes 70, 48 and 75 that directly service the MCG for tomorrows big clash between Essendon and Melbourne.


Gas pains

02 August, 2000

“Tram Travel Reduces Gas Pains” is the first in a series of advertisements being placed in local newspapers by Yarra Trams to highlight the savings commuters can make by leaving their car at home.


W Class trams

14 June, 2000

Yarra Trams 23 W Class trams will only return back into service on the City Circle and route 12 after approval by the Government’s General Manager Safety and Technical Services despite successfully passing all tests yesterday.


Customer Service Charter

26 March, 2000

Yarra Trams has launched a Customer Service Charter, outlining its ongoing commitment to the highest levels of public transport service.


Colonial Stadium

24 March, 2000

Fans and visitors travelling to Colonial Stadium have yet another reason to leave the car behind – with Yarra Trams now able to drop them right at the Stadium’s door every day of the year.


Route 86 timetable

24 March, 2000

Yarra Trams is introducing a new timetable for route 86, Bundoora/RMIT to Colonial Stadium, on Sunday 26th March 2000. Not only does it offer improved regular services on route 86 but it also extends the service to Colonial Stadium Gate 6, in the Docklands precinct.


New timetable

23 March, 2000

Yarra Trams is introducing a new timetable for route 96, St Kilda Beach to East Brunswick, on Sunday 26th March 2000.


W Class trams - update

18 March, 2000

Yarra Trams has been asked to remove 23 W Class trams from service effective from Thursday 15 June 2000 while extensive tests are conducted on the brakes.


Kew Festival 2000

17 March, 2000

As a major sponsor, Yarra Trams is proud to be part of the Kew Festival. The Festival, organised by the City of Boroondara and the Kew Festival Committee, will run from March 18 –26 and will present a variety of great food and entertainment for all.


Grand Prix 2000

12 March, 2000

Over the last three days, more than 143,000 Grand Prix patrons have chosen the fastest, easiest and most direct route to the track – on the trams!


New livery

01 March, 2000

Yarra Trams 2000 – a new look Yarra Trams has heralded the beginning of the millennium for Melbourne’s trams with a new level of style, sophistication and comfort.


Australian Open 2000

09 February, 2000

The Yarra Trams free shuttle service for last month’s Australian Open 2000 Championship has been hailed as an overwhelming success, with an increase of more than 100,000 trips compared to last year.


Brazil, a walkover on the new footbridge

17 November, 1999

The new tram MPV/MCG footbridge stop (number 7C on route 70) will officially open on Wednesday 17 November 1999 in time for the Brazil vs Australia soccer game.


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