Trams in Melbourne

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Map of Melbourne's tram network.
Cable tram dummy and trailer on the St Kilda Line in Melbourne in 1905.

Melbourne, Australia had trams invented in 1885 and now the trams are the largest tram network in the world,[1] consisting of 152 miles of tracks, 500 trams[2], 28 routes, and 1,813 tram stops [3]. The trams are powered using 600V DC delivered by overhead wires and run on standard gauge track. Currently operated by a private company, Yarra Trams under contract from the Victorian Government, the owner of the network. Melbourne's trams give a lot to the city's distinctive character and are loved by the people of Melbourne.

In 2007, a total of 156.4 million passengers took rides on Melbourne’s trams.[4]

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