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Network upgrades on Route 96

Friday 10 May to Saturday 18 May 2019

Update:

Due to Nicholson Street opening to traffic, replacement buses will now service stops along Route 96 between Stop 21 Pigdon St and Stop 27 Blyth St. Passengers for Stop 27 Blyth St please use existing PTV stop at Stewart Street.

Date and time

11:30pm Friday 10 May to 2am Saturday 18 May

Reason for service changes

We're building three new accessible stops along Nicholson Street on Route 96, between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street.  

Service changes

Buses replace Route 96 trams between Stop 21 Pigdon St and East Brunswick. Buses will divert around the work zone via St Georges Road and stop changes apply.

Due to changes to local traffic conditions, we encourage you to plan ahead and allow extra time for your journey.

For more information on the Route 96 upgrade, visit the preliminary works or project page.

Tram stop changes 

During the works, the following tram stop closures apply. 

  • Stop 22 Brunswick Rd (both directions)
    Connect with tram replacement buses at the existing PTV bus stops in Holden Street (up to 45m / 1 min walk).

  • Stop 23 Miller St (both directions) 
    Connect with tram replacement buses in Holden Street (up to 350m / 4 min walk).
                                     
  • Stop 24 Glenlyon Rd (both directions)
    Connect with tram replacement buses in Holden Street (up to 650m / 8 min walk). 
    Alternatively, take Route 1 or 6 trams in Lygon Street (up to 700m / 9 min walk).
                          
  • Stop 25 Albert St (both directions)
    Connect with with tram replacement buses at the existing PTV bus stop on the corner of Blyth and Ryan streets (up to 450m / 5 min walk). Alternatively, take Route 1 or 6 trams in Lygon Street (up to 700m / 9 min walk).
  • Stop 26 Victoria St (both directions)
    Connect with tram replacement buses at the corner of Blyth and Ryan streets (up to 260m / 3 min walk).

  • Stop 27 Blyth St (both directions)
    Connect with tram replacement buses at the corner of Blyth and Ryan streets (up to 100m / 1 min walk). 

Alternative Travel

If possible, avoid the area and consider alternative travel options for the duration of works.

  • Route 1 and 6 trams via Lygon Street.
  • Route 11 trams via St Georges Road.
  • Hurstbridge, Mernda or Upfield line trains to connect.
  • Bus 250 and 251 between Lonsdale Street and Brunswick Road, Fitzroy North.

Pedestrian access around the work zone

Pedestrian access will be limited. Please refer to signage around the work zone area to find the nearest open crossing.

Accessibility

The last accessible stop is Stop 15 Johnston St. For assistance please speak to our customer service team or alert your driver. Replacement buses are low-floor depending on availability.

Tram Service Change Map