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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are renewing tram tracks
on Brighton Road between Glen Huntly Road and Heaton Avenue, and on
Glen Huntly Road between Brighton Road and Horne Street. Works will
also include renewing the curved track from Brighton Road into Glen
Preliminary work - Overhead
Preliminary work for overhead wires will involve the
installation of new poles and the preparation of the overhead
network. This work will commence outside of peak hours from Tuesday
27 September 2016 and continue until major works begin.
Preliminary work - Track
In readiness for the four day work schedule
beginning Saturday 29 October 2016, Yarra Trams will be carrying
out early preparation and track pre-welding work. This work will
commence on Tuesday 25 October 2016, and continue until major works
begin. These works will occur in two locations.
• In the slow lane of the inner carriageway on Brighton Road near
• Within parking bays on Glen Huntly Road between McCombie Street
and Horne Street.
Major works will commence at 1:30am on Saturday 29
October 2016, and continue 24 hours a day until 5:00am on Wednesday
2 November 2016.
What is planned?
The tram tracks on this section of the network are
approximately 33 years old and require renewing. To minimise
further disruptions to the local community, a cross-over track used
for tram shunting on Brighton Road will also be relocated.
This renewal work will improve safety for everyone, deliver a
better road surface for motorists, cyclists and tram passengers,
and will generate less tram noise due to existing potholes, broken
rails and wheel squealing.
Residents living on or just off Glen Huntly Road
within the work zone with no other vehicle access in or out of
their properties, will be provided with guided access by traffic
Please be aware that major delays may occur when accessing and
leaving your property, and it is highly recommended that parking in
side-streets be utilised to minimise any inconvenience.
Road access will only be permitted in case of an emergency. If
residents have special access requirements please call 1800 800 007
Route 67 will be affected during
the tram upgrade work and buses will be replacing tram services for
part of the journey. For details closer to the time, refer to
signage on the network, via tramTRACKER or at yarratrams.com.au
A full road closure will be in place on Glen Huntly
Road between Brighton Road and Horne Street during the track
Brighton Road/Nepean Highway will remain open at all times to
maintain a through flow of traffic, however, lane closures will be
in place around the work zone for the duration of the works.
In the interest of public safety, the work zone will
be fenced off, however footpaths will remain open to allow
pedestrian access to all businesses and residences within the work
Noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work
crews will be unavoidable during the works, however where possible
Yarra Trams will schedule the noisier activities between 6am and
Please note there may be a need to conduct noisy work outside
these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5:00am on
Wednesday 2 November, 2016.
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
Accordingly Yarra Trams will not be compensating third parties
for any losses incurred during the conduct of the work.
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