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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams and Public Transport Victoria are improving the 125a tram
stop and entrances to Southbank Depot.
Yarra trams will be undertaking essential renewal work for tram
tracks improving the entrance to the depot, installing new track
switches and improving passenger stop facilities at stop 125a. The
This new infrastructure will improve operational efficiency for
the depot, reduce the chance of derailments and create a smoother
road surface for cyclists and tram passengers.
Preliminary work commenced Monday 31 July and involves
deliveries and preparation of the site. This work will continue as
needed during business hours.
Works will commence at 12:01am on Thursday 10 August and will
continue 24 hours a day until 5am Monday 14 August 2017.
Major work will occur in three areas:
Route 96, 109 and Tram Restaurant services will
For preliminary work, traffic will be managed but no roads will
A partial road closure will be in place on Normanby Road from
12am Thursday 10 August until 5am Monday 14 July 2017.
Detours will not apply as there are no full road closures.
Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate local
access where needed.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety. During the works
access to pedestrian and bike paths around stop 125a and stop 126
will change. Signage will direct pedestrians and cyclists to
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 14
We advise that this work 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 6 am - midnight (all night Friday & Saturday).