Tram Network Upgrade - Park Street, South Melbourne

31 March, 2017

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams, will be installing underground cables to feed the upgraded power supply into the tram network on Park Street in South Melbourne. This power upgrade work is required to support new trams and modern infrastructure to help cater for the future demand of Melbourne's tram network.

What is planned?

  • This work is required to connect conduits in the road and will involve use of heavy machinery to undertake saw cutting, concrete/asphalt breaking and excavation activities.
  • Please refer to the map below for more information about the location.

170331 Park Street map


  • This work is due to occur from Wednesday 26 April to Saturday 29 April, 2017.
  • To minimise disruption to the travelling public, it is necessary to carry out these works at night when trams are not operating.
  • Work will be predominantly carried out each night from 9:00pm-5:00am, however the level of on-site work will vary during this time with some periods of low activity.


  • Temporary lane and footpath closures will be required to complete these works
  • Traffic controllers will be present to help minimise disruption to motorists and pedestrians
  • Please look for warning signage and follow the direction of traffic controllers
  • Please note trams will not be affected during this power upgrade work

Minimising impacts for the local community

  • During this time, residents and traders can expect to hear some construction-related noise
  • Our workers will be mindful of keeping noise to a minimum and respecting the needs of the local community

Providing a tram network for the future

  • Upgrading tram power is an important part of modernising Melbourne's tram network. These upgrades will help deliver a more reliable power supply to support high capacity trams as they are introduced across the network.

Keeping the local community informed

  • PTV and Yarra Trams are committed to keeping the local community informed of construction activity and progress, and as a result will be providing regular updates. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this important upgrade work.

Tram Network Upgrade - Park Street, South Melbourne notification letter (PDF, 381KB)

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