Track maintenance - Swanston Street - Monday 9 January 2017

Friday 23 December 2016

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks on Swanston Street in the CBD between A'Beckett Street and Victoria Street.

Worn and broken sections of tram tracks on Swanston Street between A'Beckett Street and Victoria Street require replacing. This track work will improve tram safety and ensure that Yarra Trams is able to maintain a safe and reliable network.


Major work

Major work will commence at 2:00am on Monday 9 January 2017 and will continue until 5am Tuesday 10 January 2017.


Residents and businesses within the work zone will not have vehicle access to driveways during the work period.

Tram passengers

Route 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 will be affected. For details of service changes, please refer to signage on the network, tramTRACKER or visit


The work zone will be cordoned off for safety but footpaths will remain open to allow pedestrian access to businesses and residences within the work zone.


There will be a full closure of Swanston Street between A'Beckett Street and Victoria Street from 2:00am on Monday 9 January until 5am on Tuesday 10 January 2017.
Detours will be in place with traffic diverted around the work zone.

Noise and dust

Noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work crews is unavoidable but Yarra Trams will do all it can to keep this to a minimum.

Please note that the noisiest work will occur between 3am and 10pm, however moderate levels of noise maybe heard outside of these hours.

Supporting the community 

Yarra Trams is working closely with the City of Melbourne to minimise the impact of this work on the local community.

For any specific concerns regarding access to your business or property during the project, please call 1800 800 007 (6am - midnight daily).