New accessible tram stop opens at Bourke Street in Swanston Street

4 July, 2012

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As part of the City of Melbourne's Swanston Street Redevelopment, a new pair of accessible tram stops has opened at the intersection of Bourke Street and Swanston Street .

The new tram zone has been constructed by the City of Melbourne as part of a plan that will ultimately seen four pairs of accessible tram stops at key locations along the street, which is one of the world's busiest tram corridors.

A pair of accessible stops has already been opened at Melbourne Central Station near La Trobe Street and two further pairs of stops are being constructed at Collins/Swanston and Franklin/Swanston Streets.  Please note that the tram stops at Lonsdale Street have now been closed and passengers should use the new stops at Bourke Street or Melbourne Central Station.

The new tram zones feature an elevated road for cyclists, with a clearly marked yellow line separating pedestrians and cyclists.

Pedestrians using the new stop need to remember to wait for trams behind the yellow line until tram doors have opened.

Cyclists must slow down on approach to the stop, and make a complete stop when trams do - keeping clear of doors so that passengers can board and exit safely.

Click below to view a guide to the new stops produced by the City of Melbourne.

Download PDF (449kb)

Yarra Trams anticipates that the next stop completed by the City of Melbourne will open at Collins/Swanston Streets during August.

For more information about the Swanston Street Redevelopment project visit the City of Melbourne website or call 9658 9658 (7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)

For Public Transport information call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily)


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