See five days of works in three minutes

3 May, 2011

Over the Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend Yarra Trams replaced 740 metres of double track along Spencer Street between La Trobe Street and Flinders Street and on the Spencer Street Bridge.

The project renewed tracks which had first been installed in 1951 and introduced measures providing segregation between trams and traffic to improve safety and tram service reliability along one of the busiest sections of Melbourne's tram network.

A community briefing session was held before the works and Yarra Trams consulted with other public transport operators and local stakeholders to ensure that there was a minimum of disruption to Easter and ANZAC Day services in the city, as well as ensuring that crowds could still easily access sporting events at the MCG and AAMI Park after arriving at Southern Cross Station.

Scheduled track renewal across the network forms part of the agreement between Yarra Trams and the State of Victoria to operate the world's largest tram system.

Click below to see time lapse footage which shows the five days of works in just three minutes.

 

Click below to watch a video of the start of the works on Good Friday (22 April 2011).

 

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