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Tram service changes will be in place for Route 24, 30, 86, 96
and City Circle trams from Thursday 17 to Friday 25 April due to
track renewal works at the intersection of Victoria Street and
Nicholson Street, East Melbourne.
The renewal of these tracks is part of our commitment to
modernising Melbourne's tram network. Sections of track at this
intersection have not been replaced since 1956. The work will
improve safety for everyone, provide a better road surface for
motorists and cyclists, deliver a smoother ride for tram passengers
and reduce noise associated with trams.
Route 86 will operate as Route
86a in three sections:
Route 96 will operate as Route
96a in two sections:
Route 86a and 96a replacement buses will use
existing tram stops, except at accessible stops where they will use
existing bus stops nearby.
City Circle trams will stop running at
Route 86 and 96 passengers will need to walk
around the work zone to connect between services. Estimated walking
time is 10 minutes (refer to the map below for distance).
Route 86 passengers travelling to the city can
also change at Stop 13 Brunswick Street & Gertrude Street and
catch a Route 112 tram heading to St Kilda.
Route 24 trams will operate as
Route 24a, running along the normal route between
North Balwyn and Stop 12 St Vincent's Plaza. Services will then
divert via Collins Street to and from Victoria Harbour
Route 30 trams will operate as Route
30a between Docklands and Stop 6 Swanston Street and La
Route 30 passengers wanting to travel to Stop
12 St Vincent's Plaza should take any tram on Swanston Street to
Collins Street then catch a Route 109 or 112 tram
towards Box Hill or West Preston.
City Circle trams will operate as a 'horseshoe'
service between Stop 6 La Trobe Street and Swanston Street and Stop
10 Albert Street and Nicholson Street.
During the work, trams will operate to the normal service
frequency. However, they may not arrive at the scheduled time.
Yarra Trams suggests that you allow extra time for your
Passengers wanting to get to St Vincent's Hospital or the Eye
& Ear Hospital should take a Route 24a, 109 or
112 tram to Stop 12 St Vincent's Plaza. The regular
pedestrian entrances to the hospitals will be open as normal.
Please refer to the map below for access details:
The intersection of Victoria Parade and Nicholson Street will be
closed to all motorists while the work takes place.
A map showing the recommended traffic detour is shown below.
Delays between 45 minutes and one hour are expected. Drivers are
advised to allow extra time for travel or avoid the area if
Way-finding signage will be located around the work zone and
traffic controllers will be on duty to provide assistance to
motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
Dawn Service - from 5am
There will be additional tram services on all city-bound routes
to help passengers get to the Shrine of Remembrance on time.
Due to the track renewal work, Route 86 and 96
trams will run from Bundoora RMIT/East Brunswick to a temporary
stop on Nicholson Street, north of Victoria Parade.
Route 86 passengers are encouraged to change at
Stop 13 Brunswick Street & Gertrude Street and catch a Route
112 directly to Swanston Street.
Route 96 passengers will need to walk around
the work zone to Stop 10 Albert Street & Nicholson Street for a
Anzac Day Parade - 7am to 1.30pm
Collins Street and Flinders Street services will not run between
Elizabeth and Russell streets.
Swanston Street services will not run between Melbourne Central
Station and Domain Interchange.
City Circle trams will not cross Swanston Street during this
Route 55 services will terminate at Stop 114 City Road and Kings
For train, tram and bus information or to provide public
transport feedback call 1800 800
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