St Kilda Road and Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne
27 June - 12 July 2021
About the project
Yarra Trams works with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to carry out ongoing maintenance and renewal works across the network to ensure a safe and reliable tram network for future generations.
This section of tram track and the Flinders Street/Federation Square Stop 13 has been identified for urgent renewal and upgrade to deliver quieter infrastructure, improved ride, comfort and safety for our passengers and the community..
Works will include the replacement of tram tracks, poles and overhead wiring at the following locations:
– St Kilda Road between Flinders Street and Southbank Boulevard, and Southbank Boulevard between St Kilda Road and SturtStreet from 2.30am Sunday 27 June to 5am Monday 12 July 2021.
Work will also involve upgrading of Stop 13 Flinders Street Station and Swanston Street including:
– Extending the tram platforms to accommodate more passengers
– Upgrades to stop amenities and access to improve accessibility compliance
– New tram stop shelters
– Upgrades to passenger information and signage on the stop.
Public transport changes
During major works, tram routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 will be affected.
For more details closer to the time, please visit yarratrams.com.au/servicechanges
St Kilda Road between Flinders Street and Southbank Boulevard, and Southbank Boulevard between St Kilda Road and Sturt Street will be closed to through and local traffic from 2.30am Sunday 27 June to 5am Monday 12 July 2021.
No vehicle access will be permitted during this time.
The work zone will be fenced off for safety, however footpaths will remain open around the work area to allow pedestrian access to businesses and residences.
Please note that there will be kerb to kerb fencing which will limit pedestrian crossings. These fences are required to ensure public safety.
Crossing points will be facilitated where possible and may change depending on the construction activities taking place. Pedestrians may also use the stairs located on either side of the Princes Bridge to cross the area.
Noise and dust
Construction will take place 24-hours a day so that we can complete the works quickly and reduce the period of time that we inconvenience you.
Noise and dust are unavoidable, however we will work to minimise this as much as possible and complete the
noisiest works between 6am and 10pm.
We apologise for the inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate your understanding as we carry out this essential renewal.
Access to shops, entertainment precincts, and local amenities will remain unchanged during the works.
Yarra Trams encourages you to allow some extra time when planning your journey.
The businesses located around the works area will remain open during the works. Please continue to support your local businesses during these essential infrastructure works.
Pedestrian access to these businesses will remain open at all times.
As this work is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Management Act 1996 (Vic), Yarra Trams will not compensate any third parties for any losses incurred during the project.
Local access and parking
Access on St Kilda Road between Flinders Street and Southbank Boulevard, and Southbank Boulevard between St Kilda Road and Sturt Street will be closed to through and local traffic from 2.30am Sunday 27 June to 5am Monday 12 July 2021.
Parking and local access will be reinstated on completion of works.
For more information regarding these works, please visit vicroads.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800 007