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Malvern Road renewal works

Friday 29 April to Sunday 15 May 2022

Date and time

7pm Friday 29 April to last tram Saturday 14 May

Reason for service changes

We’re renewing tram tracks on Malvern Road between Little Chapel Street and Mandeville Crescent. Delivering these essential works will ensure a safe and reliable tram network for passengers and the community.

For more information on local area impacts, please click here for our Projects page. 

Service changes

Saturday 30 April to 3pm Saturday 14 May

Route 72 trams run in two sections between:

  • Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station and Stop 25 Commercial Rd;
  • Stop 38 Clendon Rd and Camberwell

Limited shuttle bus runs: 

  • 7am-11am and 4pm-8pm everyday: From Stop 25 Commercial Road to Stop 32 Essex Street (one direction only; update added as of 6 May)
  • 8am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends: Between Stop 25 Commercial Road and Stop 32 Essex St

From 3pm Saturday 14 May

Route 72 trams run in two sections between: 

  • Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station and Stop 25 Commercial Rd;
  • Stop 43 Glenferrie Rd and Camberwell

Limited shuttle bus runs between:

  • Until 6pm: 
    • Stop 25 Commercial Road and Stop 32 Essex Street
    • Stop 43 Glenferrie Road and Stop 38 Clendon Road
  • Until 8pm: Stop 25 Commercial Road and Stop 31 Chapel St

Please note that there are also changes to the following local bus routes during the works:

Tram stop changes

The following tram stop will be closed and will not be serviced by trams nor shuttle bus:

  • 32 Surrey Road
  • 33 Francis Street
  • 34 Williams Road
  • 35 Mathoura Road
  • 36 Abeckett Street
  • 37 Toorak Station

Alternative travel options

Consider the following options during the works:

  • Route 6 trams traveling parallel along High Street
  • Route 16 trams between St Kilda and Glenferrie roads
  • Route 78 trams on Chapel Street to connect with Route 58 or Route 6 trams
  • Sandringham Line trains between Prahran and Flinders Street stations
  • Frankston Line trains between Toorak and Flinders Street stations
  • Alamein, Belgrave or Lilydale Line trains between Camberwell and Flinders Street station

Accessibility

The following Travellers Aid services are available 8am-6pm on weekdays and 10am-6pm on weekends:

  • Buggy from Stop 25 Commercial Road to Stop 32 Essex Street
  • Motorised wheelchair from Stop 38 Clendon Road to Toorak Station

Customer service staff are able to assist with taxis. If you need to pre-book a taxi to connect between unserviced sections of Route 72.
Please call 1800 800 007.

Click here to download a file of the accessibility service available or see map below.

Route 72 tram service changes during Malvern Road renewal works
Work zone map: Getting around Malvern Road
Accessibility service available during the disruption