The City Circle Tram service (route No 35) is a free of charge tram service operating within the Melbourne CBD and Docklands. This service can be used as a hop on – hop off service for tourists to visit Melbourne CBD’s major attractions and shopping precincts.
To board the tram, wait at any of the specially marked stops on the route.
The tram runs both directions (clockwise and anti-clockwise in the loop) approximately every twelve minutes between 10am to 6pm Sunday to Wednesday. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, it runs from 10am to 9pm. The Service is provided by Yarra Trams. City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday
The tram service was introduced on 29th April 1994. In 2003, the route was extended on the Western leg from Spencer Street to cover the Docklands. The service was upgraded with the introduction of Passenger Information Displays and Digital Voice announcements in 2006 The audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre. In 2009 the route was further extended from Harbour Esplanade to the NewQuay and Waterfront City precincts via Docklands Drive.
The City Circle trains are painted with easily identifiable maroonish brown colour with gold trim. This route is usually serviced using Heritage W class trams. The duration of the service is approximately one hour. Ten teams are allocated to service at any time, five in each direction.
The Route of City Circle Tram
For detailed route information please visit the web link http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1112
Operator: Yarra Trams
Contact Yarra Trams: 1800 800 007
For more information visit www. ptv.vic.gov.au or call into the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square.