Domain Interchange works update - Wednesday 10 April
Wednesday 10 April 2013
ABOVE: Works in progress late last week
Major track renewal and construction works at Domain Interchange are scheduled to be completed before first tram on Friday 12 April.
Once the works are completed Domain Interchange will become an accessible stop, with dedicated platforms for Route 8 trams towards Toorak and Route 55 trams to West Coburg.
The separation of Route 8 trams will mean that other southbound St Kilda Road services will no longer be delayed by trams towards Toorak waiting for a green traffic light to enter Domain Road.
Approximately 77,000 people use the Domain tram stop each week, and passengers will have an additional 35 square metres of shelter compared to the previous stop as well as improved Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) with tram arrival times and disruption notifications from tramTRACKER.
Passengers travelling through Domain should notice a better ride quality thanks to tracks which are being replaced for the first time since the 1980s. There will be less noise made by Route 55 trams turning from Domain Interchange into Park Street due to an increase in the radius of the track curve.
The upgrade to track and infrastructure provides operational flexibility and additional options for future network development.
Regular St Kilda Road tram services will resume on Friday morning.
ABOVE: New accessible stops under construction