Flemington Road track repair and signal points
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks in
Parkville at Flemington Road between Eliott Avenue and Gatehouse
Street. New automatic signal points will also be installed at the
Elliott Avenue intersection.
The tracks in the work zone are over 50 years old and areas need
to be repaired. The repairs will increase service reliability,
safety and ride comfort for passengers. This signal upgrade will
improve operational efficiency and reduce the chance of
Major work will occur in Parkville on Flemington Road:
- Along the tram reserve outside the Royal Children's Hospital
and Royal Park.
Major works will commence at 12:01 am on Saturday 26 May and
will continue 24 hours a day until 5am Tuesday 29 May.
Route 57, 58 and 59 services will be
For more details closer to the time, please see
service change for routes 57, 58 and 59.
Weekend road access
Lane closures will be in place on Flemington Road between
Elliott Avenue and Gatehouse Street from 12:01am Saturday 26 May
until 5am Monday 28 May 2018.
- Traffic controllers will manage vehicle access to the Royal
Children's Hospital during the project.
Left-in left-out turns only will be in place on Melrose Street,
Curran Street, Dryburgh Street and Abbosford Street.
Monday lane closures
Finishing works will continue from 5am Monday 28 May until 5am
Tuesday 29 May 2018 to road access will apply from circa 5am Monday
30 April until circa 5am Tuesday 1 May 2018:
- Lane closures will be in place on Flemington Road between
Elliott Avenue and Melrose Street.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety however footpaths
will remain open around the work area to allow pedestrian access to
businesses and residences located around the work zone.
Signage and fencing will clearly mark changes to footpath access
during the project.
Noise and dust
Associated noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work
crews will be unavoidable but we'll do all we 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 on Tuesday 29 May
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).