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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
Nicholson Street / Holmes Street and Moreland Road junction in
Yarra trams will be undertaking essential renewal work for tram
tracks and overhead lines in three areas and will be installing new
track switches, replacing tram track and tram poles. The work
The update will also create a smoother road surface for cyclists
and tram passengers.
Preliminary work involving the replacement of tram poles in the
area commenced Wednesday 13 September and continues between Tuesday
and Thursday each week as required.
Rail welding will start at 8pm untill 6am each night at three
Major works will commence at 12:01 am on Saturday 28 October and
will continue 24 hours a day until 5am Monday 6 November 2017.
Major work will occur in Coburg at:
Route 1 and 6 services will be affected.
Routes 1 & 6 - Tram improvement work - Saturday 28 October to
Sunday 5 November
For preliminary work, traffic will be managed but no roads will
Due to the nature of works, there will be two road closures in
place from 12:01 am Saturday 28 October until 5am Monday 6 November
Information regarding local access will be provided in the next
Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate
access where needed.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety however footpaths
will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all businesses
located around the work zone.
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 6
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).