Track renewal work - Brighton Road and Glen Huntly Road - Elsternwick

Friday 7 October 2016

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are renewing tram tracks on Brighton Road between Glen Huntly Road and Heaton Avenue, and on Glen Huntly Road between Brighton Road and Horne Street. Works will also include renewing the curved track from Brighton Road into Glen Huntly Road.


Preliminary work - Overhead

Preliminary work for overhead wires will involve the installation of new poles and the preparation of the overhead network. This work will commence outside of peak hours from Tuesday 27 September 2016 and continue until major works begin.

Preliminary work - Track

In readiness for the four day work schedule beginning Saturday 29 October 2016, Yarra Trams will be carrying out early preparation and track pre-welding work. This work will commence on Tuesday 25 October 2016, and continue until major works begin. These works will occur in two locations.

• In the slow lane of the inner carriageway on Brighton Road near Heaton Avenue.
• Within parking bays on Glen Huntly Road between McCombie Street and Horne Street.

Major work

Major works will commence at 1:30am on Saturday 29 October 2016, and continue 24 hours a day until 5:00am on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

What is planned?

The tram tracks on this section of the network are approximately 33 years old and require renewing. To minimise further disruptions to the local community, a cross-over track used for tram shunting on Brighton Road will also be relocated.
This renewal work will improve safety for everyone, deliver a better road surface for motorists, cyclists and tram passengers, and will generate less tram noise due to existing potholes, broken rails and wheel squealing.


Residents living on or just off Glen Huntly Road within the work zone with no other vehicle access in or out of their properties, will be provided with guided access by traffic controllers.

Please be aware that major delays may occur when accessing and leaving your property, and it is highly recommended that parking in side-streets be utilised to minimise any inconvenience.

Road access will only be permitted in case of an emergency. If residents have special access requirements please call 1800 800 007 (6am-midnight).

Tram passengers

Route 67 will be affected during the tram upgrade work and buses will be replacing tram services for part of the journey. For details closer to the time, refer to signage on the network, via tramTRACKER or at


A full road closure will be in place on Glen Huntly Road between Brighton Road and Horne Street during the track renewal work.

Brighton Road/Nepean Highway will remain open at all times to maintain a through flow of traffic, however, lane closures will be in place around the work zone for the duration of the works.


In the interest of public safety, the work zone will be fenced off, however footpaths will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all businesses and residences within the work zones.

Noise and dust

Noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work crews will be unavoidable during the works, however where possible Yarra Trams will schedule the noisier activities between 6am and 10pm.

Please note there may be a need to conduct noisy work outside these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5:00am on Wednesday 2 November, 2016.

We thank you for your patience and regret any inconvenience caused by this essential repair work.

We advise that it is being performed in accordance with our obligations to Public Transport Victoria and is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Safety Act 2006 (Vic).

Accordingly Yarra Trams will not be compensating third parties for any losses incurred during the conduct of the work.

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