Melbourne, Australia introduced trams in 1885 and now it is the largest tram network in the world, consisting of 250 kilometres (160 miles) of tracks, 450 trams, 25 routes, and 1,700 tram stops. 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 2015-16, a total of 203 million passengers took rides on Melbourne’s trams.