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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram
network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing
tram tracks at the Elizabeth Street Tram Terminus. To minimise
further disruption, tram track infrastructure on Elizabeth Street
between Flinders Street and Collins Street will also be
Tram tracks within the work-zone are about 25
years old and require renewing. This ensures Yarra Trams is able to
maintain a safe and reliable tram network. The renewed track will
deliver a better road surface for 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 will begin on Saturday 11
February and continue until major works commence on
Saturday 25 February. Preliminary work will
involve service proving, installation of conduits and the unloading
and pre-welding of rails in preparation for the track renewal.
Please note that associated noise of welding and grinding machinery
should be expected during preliminary work.
Preliminary work on overhead wires will begin on
Monday 23 January and will continue until
major works commence. Works will occur after last tram services in
the evening and first tram services in the morning.
Major work will occur on Elizabeth Street between Flinders
Street and Collins Street including the Elizabeth Street/Flinders
Lane intersection. Works will commence at 2am on Saturday
25 February and continue 24 hours a day until 5am
Wednesday 1 March.
Service changes apply on Routes 19, 57 &
59 from 2am Saturday 25 February to last
tram Tuesday 28 February 2017.
Due to the nature of works, there will be a number of road
closures in place from 2am Saturday 25 February until 5am Wednesday
Detours will be in place for the duration of the works, with
motorists diverted around the work zone. Please allow extra time to
make your journey.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety but
footpaths will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all
businesses and residences on Elizabeth Street.
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 Wednesday 1 March 2017.
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 more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or
call 1800 800 007 6am -
midnight (all night Friday & Saturday)