Re: 1925-1934

--- InTramsDownUnder@..., "onelinenine"
<onelinenine@y...> wrote:

> Bill,


> I offer this information (writing from Sydney!) taken from the ARE

> Time-line History of Melbourne's Government Trams and Buses

> (published 1997) and a map entitled `The History of Melbourne's

> Tramways 1885-1996'.


> The first part of the present East Brighton line from Glenhuntly

> to North Road (Brighton Cemetery) was opened on 1st March, 1925

and a
> service was provided from North Road to Windsor via Dandenong Rd.

> This terminus in Dandenong Rd was, I presume, at the end of the

> reserved track east of Chapel St, close to the railway station.

> in Chapel St did not reach this point until October, 1926. A line

> Wellington St to connect to St Kilda Junction was opened on 27

> 1925 when the Brighton Cemetery service was extended to St Kilda

> Beach (I guess at the Esplanade.)


> If you did not take the train from Windsor to the City, there were

> trams along St Kilda Rd meaning two fares - was there a transfer

> a through journey?


> On Nov 29, 1936 a service was provided from Caulfield (Balaclava

> to the City via Balaclava Rd, High St (St Kilda, I presume - this

> its old name), and St Kilda Rd. The `History' also notes this

> started on October 16, 1938 - I do not know which is correct.


> Then on December 5th, 1937 the line was extended south to Point

> Nepean Rd from Brighton Cemetery but it appears the terminus

> St Kilda Beach with destination `South Caulfield'.


> On October 16, 1938 the East Brighton to City service commenced

> routed via Balaclava Rd and I presume it was given route No. 64 at

> this time (plus the other short workings such as 61 and 62).


> On July 10, 1055, route 64 was altered to work via Hawthorn and

> Dandenong Roads to the City while a peak-hour City via William St

> service continued to run via Balaclava Road.


> The most recent change to route 64 was extension of its City

> north to the University with other Swanston St routes in April,


> Writing this from Sydney has its hazards - I would appreciate

> on some queries noted above from local historians.


> Ian Brady

The Brighton Cemetery route was run by the Melb O class
trams,before their sale to Adelaide in 1927.
April 10 1955 is when 64 was re routed straight along Dandenong Rd.