Acland Street Upgrade

Friday 22 July 2016

Public Transport Victoria (PTV), the City of Port Phillip and Yarra Trams are working together to revitalise the streetscape and upgrade the tram terminus on Acland Street, St Kilda. These works are part of the end-to-end upgrade of Route 96, Melbourne's busiest tram route, and are critical to improving the network.

The Acland Street Upgrade provides an updated, pedestrian-friendly streetscape with a new public plaza and a level-access accessible Route 96 tram terminus. For more information and to access the latest Works Update, visit the Acland Street Upgrade Project page on the City of Port Phillip website.


Early works 

  • Monday 11 July to Monday 8 August 2016 (night works)
  • Early works include additional gas upgrade works, soil testing for track removal and excavation, installation of new power poles and street lights, and overhead power works

Terminus construction and replacement of tracks

  • Monday 8 August to Tuesday 16 August 2016 (mainly 24 hours/day)
  • The new level access platform will be constructed between Belford Street and the entrance to Acland Court Shopping Centre
  • Tram tracks will be replaced between the new terminus and Carlisle Street

Platform stop construction  

  • Wednesday 17 August to Monday 12 September 2016
  • South East Water is upgrading the water main in Acland Street from Wednesday 17 August
  • Route 96 tram services resume on Wednesday 17 August
  • Tram services will temporarily operate from one platform (Belford Street side)
  • Both level access platforms will be operational from Monday 12 September

Streetscape works

  • Thursday 18 August to end October 2016
  • Streetscape works will be completed in three sections - the footpath areas on either side of Acland  Street, between Belford Street and Barkly Street, and the new plaza area

Finishing touches and community opening

  • November 2016
  • Finishing touches to the site including final paving cut-ins, painting pillar boxes, cleaning and signage installation
  • The Acland Street Spring Fling will be on Saturday 12 November

Tram passengers


  • Pedestrian access around work areas will be clearly signed
  • Pedestrian access to businesses and residences on Acland Street will be maintained


  • From 1am on Monday 8 August 2016, Acland Street between Belford Street and Barkly Street will be permanently closed to cars
  • From Monday 8 August to Tuesday 16 August 2016, there will be no vehicle access on Acland Street between Belford Street and Carlisle Street
  • Normal vehicle movements will resume from Wednesday 17 August 2016

Working with the community

  • PTV, the City of Port Phillip and Yarra Trams are working closely with the appointed contractor to minimise impacts to the community
  • Noise levels will vary over the course of works
  • Refer to the latest Works Update available on the Acland Street Upgrade Project page on the City of Port Phillip website for more information 
  • For any specific enquiries regarding construction, please call 1800 800 007