Tram changes in May

Melbourne is growing, and so are we

From Monday 1 May, we’re making changes to Melbourne’s tram network to meet the city’s future needs and help you plan a more reliable ride.

We’re introducing Route 58, extending Route 6 and updating timetables to provide more capacity where it is needed most, particularly during peak times.

Keep an eye out for new information on board trams including the introduction of the network map and route guides making it easier to explore Melbourne.

Changes include:

  • new timetables for all routes
  • Route 6 has been extended from Melbourne University to Moreland, replacing Route 8
  • Route 58 replaces Route 8 and Route 55, and runs from Toorak to West Coburg.

Benefits include:

  • more capacity where it’s needed
  • more reliable journey times
  • less congestion on the world’s busiest tram corridor along St Kilda Road and Swanston Street
  • low floor trams introduced for the Parkville hospital precinct and Melbourne Zoo
  • larger trams to carry more customers in the north-west suburbs
  • better connections between the west end of the city and St Kilda road trams

Route changes map v5

Route 58 West Coburg to Toorak

Route 58 replaces routes 8 and 55 and runs from West Coburg to Toorak.  You can catch the same tram from Toorak road all the way to William Street at the western end of the city.

Passengers travelling along Swanston Street can change at the Domain Interchange (stop 20). Connecting trams run every minute between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and 10am and 7pm on weekends.

Learn more about the new Route 58 here.

Changes to Route 6 - Moreland to Glen Iris

Route 6 replaces Route 8 and has been extended from Melbourne University to Moreland.

Catch Route 6 to:

  • Chapel Street, High Street and Glenferrie Road shops
  • Armadale
  • Lygon Street.

More information

Download the We're growing with Melbourne information brochure (PDF) 1.60MB

For our accessibility community, all information in the brochure can be found on this page.

Download the Route changes map (PDF) 289KB

Download the Melbourne tram network map (PDF) 99kB

View your timetable and plan your journey.