CARLTON

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Population
13,509 (2011)
 
Local Government
City of Melbourne
 
Area
1.8sqkm (0.7sqm)

Location 

Carlton is served by many of Melbourne's tram routes, running along Swanston Street and terminating at Melbourne University. Tram routes 8 and 1 continue through to Carlton North and beyond via Lygon Street.

Buses serve Carlton via Lygon, Elgin, and Rathdowne Streets. There are currently no trains to Carlton, with the closest station being Melbourne Central Station. There were talks and proposals of extending the City Loop to service Carlton, but no concrete plans have been proposed.

Rod Eddington's East West Link Needs Assessment does mention however, that there will be subway(s) in Carlton, as a part of the proposed 17 km metro tunnel.

Suburbs around Carlton
Carlton North
Carlton
Fitzroy North
Fitzroy
East Melbourne
Melbourne
Parkville
North Melbourne
West Melbourne

Area Profile

Carlton is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km north from Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Melbourne. At the 2011 Census, Carlton had a population of 13,509.

Its boundaries are roughly Elizabeth Street to the west, Princes Street to the north, Victoria Parade to the south, and Nicholson Street to the east.

The suburb is well known for its "Little Italy" precinct on Lygon Street, for its Victorian architecture and its European-style squares (University Square, Lincoln Square, Argyle Place and MacArthur Place) and the Carlton Gardens, the latter being the location of the Royal Exhibition Building, one of Australia's few man-made sites with World Heritage status.

Carlton is thought to have been named after Carlton House, London.
Transport Carlton is served by many of Melbourne's tram routes, running along Swanston Street and terminating at Melbourne University. Tram routes 8 and 1 continue through to Carlton North and beyond via Lygon Street.

Buses serve Carlton via Lygon, Elgin, and Rathdowne Streets. There are currently no trains to Carlton, with the closest station being Melbourne Central Station. There were talks and proposals of extending the City Loop to service Carlton, but no concrete plans have been proposed.

Rod Eddington's East West Link Needs Assessment does mention however, that there will be subway(s) in Carlton, as a part of the proposed 17 km metro tunnel.