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MELBOURNE
 Victoria . Australia

Melbourne Metropolitan Train Map

View complete map featuring tram and train lines!

Melbourne Tram System Tram
 Metropolitan Railway - "Metro"

Australia's second largest city has some 3.3 million inhabitants. The rapid rail system serving the Melbourne is actually not a metro or subway service in the classical sense but a frequent suburban train service which runs in a 4-track underground loop in the centre of Melbourne. Depending on the time of the day trains run around the city loop clockwise or anti-clockwise. Sandringham trains leave from Flinders Street station without running around the loop.

Stations on the suburban network are closely spaced, some 500-1000 m apart, but there are numerous level crossings on most routes outside the central area.

Since 2009, the Melbourne metropolitan rail system (1600 mm gauge) has been operated by Hong Kong's MTR, now branded as "Metro".

Apart from the metropolitan trains, Melbourne has the largest tram network in the world with approx. 250 km of double-track routes (Yarra Trams). View complete map featuring tram and train lines.

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Melbourne Metro Trains Melbourne Metro Trains
 History

1984 - City Loop completed with 3 underground stations: Parliament, Melbourne Central, Flagstaff

22-04-2012: Epping - South Morang (3.4 km); + Lynbrook & Cardinia Road stations added

18-11-2012: Sydenham Watergarden - Sunbury (8.2 km)

28-04-2013: Williams Landing station added

 

 Photos
Melbourne Metro Trains Melbourne Metro Trains
 Links

Public transport in Melbourne and VictoriaUrban Rail Down Under

Metro Trains Melbourne

Victoria Department of Transport (Projects)

YarraTrams - the world's largest tram network outside Europe


Melbourne Trains at Wikipedia

Extensive map including tram lines

Melbourne Tram System at Railpage.au

Vicsig.net - Railways in Victoria (incl. Melbourne Tram)

Wongm's Railway Gallery features many Melbourne train pictures

Read the webmaster's personal impressions of the Melbourne Train Network in the UrbanRail.Blog (Feb 2011)

 

 

 

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