Routes 24, 30, 86, 96 and City Circle - Track renewal - Thursday 17 to Friday 25 April

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.

Thursday 17 April - 8pm to last tram

Route 86 will operate as Route 86a in three sections:

  • Trams: Waterfront City Docklands to Stop 10 Albert Street and Nicholson Street
  • Tram replacement buses: Stop 10 Albert Street and Nicholson Street to Stop 25 Clifton Hill Interchange
  • Trams: Stop 25 Clifton Hill Interchange to Bundoora RMIT

Route 96 will operate as Route 96a in two sections:

  • Trams: St Kilda Beach to Stop 10 Albert Street & Nicholson Street
  • Replacement buses: Stop 10 Albert Street & Nicholson Street to East Brunswick.

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 approximately 7pm.

Friday 18 to Friday 25 April

Route 86 and 96 will operate as Route 86a and Route 96a in two sections:

  • Docklands/St Kilda Beach and Stop 10 Albert Street & Nicholson Street
  • Temporary stop on Nicholson Street, north of Victoria Parade, and Bundoora RMIT/East Brunswick* (* there will be no low floor trams operating on this part of the route)

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 Docklands.

Route 30 trams will operate as Route 30a between Docklands and Stop 6 Swanston Street and La Trobe Street.

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 journey.

Works Zone

Work Zone

Hospital access during the track renewal work

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:

Hospital access map Victoria and Nicholson St works

Road closures

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 possible.

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.

Victoria and Nicholson traffic detours

Tram service changes for Anzac Day - Friday 25 April

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 connecting service.

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 time.

Route 55 services will terminate at Stop 114 City Road and Kings Way.

For train, tram and bus information or to provide public transport feedback call 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight).

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