Tram power upgrades - September 2014

14 September, 2018

The Victorian Government has invested over $800 million on new trams and modern infrastructure to revitalise Melbourne's tram network. This includes 50 new state-of-the-art E-Class trams that will continue to be rolled out to the network. These new trams will release existing high capacity trams to operate on other routes.

Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams will be upgrading power infrastructure on Brunswick and Smith streets in Fitzroy to prepare Route 11 and 86 for higher capacity trams and improved services.

During the works businesses and residents can expect to hear construction related noise. Pedestrian access to all businesses will remain open. Our workers will be mindful of keeping noise to a minimum and respecting the needs of the local community. We thank you for your patience during this important upgrade work.

Route 86

The work will take place from 2am Sunday 7 September to 4am Monday 8 September.

To conduct these works safely Yarra Trams will close the Smith Street and Johnston Street intersection on Sunday from 7am to midnight. During this closure no traffic will be permitted and will be managed onsite by traffic controllers. Traffic delays are expected and motorists are recommended to avoid the intersection and seek an alternative route.

Route 86 will be affected by the road closure and will operate in three sections.

Trams will operate from Waterfront City to Melbourne Museum and from Clifton Hill Interchange to Plenty and McKimmies roads. Buses will replace trams between Melbourne Museum and Clifton Hill Interchange.

Route 11

The work will take place from 2am Sunday 14 September to 4am Monday 15 September.

Brunswick Street will be closed for 100 metres north of the Johnston Street intersection. This closure will prohibit north and south movements, motorists are recommended to avoid the intersection and divert via Smith Street or Nicholson Street.

Trams will operate from Victoria Harbour Docklands to Stop 10 Parliament Station. Buses will replace trams between Stop 10 Parliament Station to West Preston terminus.

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