|West Coburg - Toorak|
|Began service||1 May 2017|
|Timetable||Route 58 timetable|
Melbourne tram route 58 is operated by Yarra Trams on the Melbourne tram network. It operates from West Coburg to Toorak. The 18.0 kilometre route is operated by Z3, B2 and D1 class trams from Essendon and Malvern depots. The route began operating on 1 May 2017.
Route 58 was first allocated to the line between West Coburg and Toorak on 1 May 2017, as part of works associated with the construction of Anzac railway station and the closure of Domain Interchange and Domain Road. Previously, the line was occupied by Routes 8 and Route 55, which were both discontinued on the same day. Prior to this, Route 58 was mainly used as a short-working of Route 57 between the Showgrounds and the City via North Melbourne. However, this route number was not used after Yarra trams suspended the use of short-working numbers in 2014.
The origins of Route 58 lies in separate tram lines. The oldest section of track belongs to the section between Domain Interchange (near Stop 119) and Toorak Road (Stop 22), which dates back to the Brighton Road cable tram line, which opened on 11 October 1888. The section of track between Park Street, South Yarra (near Stop 123) and Chapel Street (Stop 128) was built later that year on 26 October as part of the Prahran cable tram line. The section between Chapel Street and Orrong Road (Stop 134) was built as the Toorak cable tram line, which opened on 15 February 1889. This section was extended by the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board to Glenferrie Road (Stop 139) on 8 May 1927. Meanwhile, the line between Collins Street (Stop 4) and Daly Street, West Brunswick (Stop 33) was constructed by the MMTB on 19 July 1925. This section was extended to West Coburg on 26 June 1927. The line between Sturt Street (Stop 118) and St Kilda Road was constructed on 27 December 1925. The line connecting Collins Street and Sturt Street finally opened on 21 December 1944. The closure of Domain Road led to Toorak trams diverting via Toorak Road West, the section opening on 1 July 2017.
|c. 1934 - 21 December 1940||Russell Street - Footscray||Never used as single-truck trams used on the line |
had no number plates
|22 December 1940 - 11 May 1943||Unallocated|
|12 May 1943 - 30 April 2017||Melbourne Showgrounds to City (Elizabeth Street)||via North Melbourne; Short-working of Route 57; |
gradually fell out of use
|1 May 2017 – Present||West Coburg to Toorak||Result of route 55 and 8 merger.|
|West Coburg - Toorak|
via Brunswick West, City & South Yarra
Free tram zone covers stops 1 to 10, fare zone 1 applies from stop 11 to 45, 139 to 115
|Note: Green denotes free tram zone|
- "Say hello to Route 58". Public Transport Victoria. Archived from the original on 30 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- "Metro Tunnel To Transform Melbourne's Tram Network". Office of the Premier of Victoria. 25 October 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Carey, Adam (25 October 2016). "Trams to head west, route 58 to be born in network overhaul next year". The Age. Archived from the original on 31 March 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.