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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram
network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing
tram tracks and on Wallen Road in Hawthorn. Major works will take
place across the Wallen Road bridge between Morang Road and Yarra
Tram tracks across the Wallen Road bridge are 79
years old and require renewing. The renewed track will deliver a
better road surface for motorists, cyclists and tram passengers,
produce less tram noise due to potholes, broken rails and wheel
squealing, and will be quicker to repair in the future due to the
use of new semi resilient materials.
Preliminary work track renewal
Preliminary work will begin on Monday 2
January 2017 and will continue until major works commence
on Tuesday 3 January 2017. These works will involve the unloading
and pre-welding of rails in preparation for the track renewal.
These works will occur in the left hand lane (east bound) directly
on the Swan Street/Wallan Road bridge.
Major work track mainteance and
Major work will occur on Wallen Road between Morang Road and
Yarra Boulevard. Works will commence at 1:30am on Tuesday 3 January
2017 and continue 24 hours a day until 5:00am Monday 9 January
2017. This section of Wallen Road will be closed to all motorists
during this time.
Route 70 trams will be affected. For service change
details, refer to signage on the network, tramTRACKER or at yarratrams.com.au/servicechanges
Swan Street/Wallen Road will be closed to motorists between
Power Street and Yarra Boulevard from 1:30am Tuesday 3 January
until 5:00am Monday 9 January 2017. Detours will be in place for
the duration of the works.
Footpaths across the Wallen Road bridge will be
fenced off for safety reasons, however will remain open throughout
the works for pedestrian access.
Associated noise and dust from machinery, vehicles
and work crews is unavoidable but Yarra Trams will do all it can to
keep this to a minimum. The noisiest work will occur between 6am
and 10pm, however, there may be a need to conduct noisy work
outside these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5am
Monday 9 January 2017.
We thank you for your patience and regret any inconvenience
caused by this essential repair work.
We advise that it is being performed in accordance with our
obligations to Public Transport Victoria and is necessary to
maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Safety Act
For public transport information, customer feedback & to
report graffiti call 1800 800 007 6am-midnight
(all night Friday & Saturday) or visit ptv.vic.gov.au