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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams will be replacing the tracks in Spencer St between Little
Lonsdale St and Spencer St Bridge over the Easter and ANZAC Day
long weekend (approximately 8pm Thursday 21 April to Wednesday 27
Spencer St will be closed to all traffic between Little Lonsdale
St and Flinders St over the long weekend. The tram tracks on the
Spencer St Bridge will also be closed.
With Spencer Street closed, the following tram service changes
Route 48 trams from North Balwyn will terminate
in Collins St at Spencer St.
Route 75 trams from Vermont South will cross
Spencer St to continue along Flinders St to service Harbour
Esplanade and the Docklands precinct, terminating at Stop D3 Bourke
St and Harbour Esp.
Route 86 trams from Bundoora RMIT will
terminate in Bourke St at Spencer St. A tram replacement bus will
operate between the corner of Bourke and Queen Sts and Waterfront
Route 96 trams from East Brunswick will
terminate in Bourke St at Spencer St. Trams from St Kilda will
terminate at Port Junction. A tram replacement bus will
operate between Port Junction and the corner of Bourke and Queen
Route 109 trams from Box Hill will terminate in
Collins St at Spencer St. Trams from Port Melbourne will terminate
at Port Junction. A tram replacement bus will run between Port
Junction and the corner of Collins and Queen Sts.
Route 112 trams from West Preston will
terminate in Collins St at Spencer St. Trams from St Kilda will
terminate at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in Albert
Road. A tram replacement bus will run between MSAC and the corner
of Queen and Collins Sts.
Route 70 and the City Circle
will not be affected by the works.
Accessibility during the works:
Due to operational requirements during the tram track works, low
floor accessible trams will not operate on Route 96 between Stop 1
Bourke and Spencer Streets and Stop 27 Nicholson and Blyth
During this period, passengers that require an accessible
service within the CBD may wish to use SmartBus Routes 905, 906,
907 or 908 along Lonsdale Street. These high frequency services are
operated by low floor accessible buses and are an ideal alternative
between Stop 1 Bourke and Spencer Streets and Stop 10 Nicholson and
Albert Streets, the section of Route 96 with platforms stops. These
SmartBus services operate from first to last tram.
Low floor accessible trams will operate on Route 96 between Stop
125 Port Junction and Stop 140 Acland and Barkly Streets.
The track renewal works will commence at approximately 8pm on
Thursday 21 April and continue 24 hours a day until before the
first tram on Wednesday 27 April.
Substantial noise will be generated along the worksite from
Friday 22 April as excavators break concrete in order to remove the
existing track. Machinery and trucks will also generate noise
during the construction period. The noisiest works will take place
in the first two days of the construction.
There will also be pre-works in Spencer St between Jeffcott and
Batman Streets and near the Yarra River from 11 April. For details
of these works, please click here to view the works reminder letter
that has been distributed to residents and traders in the
Spencer St and Docklands areas.
Footpaths will remain open alongside the fenced construction
zone in Spencer Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained
to all shops, businesses and properties adjacent to the
construction site, including Southern Cross Station and the SkyBus
Pedestrians will be able to cross Spencer Street at Collins
Street and Little Collins Street as well as at Flinders Street and
La Trobe Street.Good Friday Appeal and football patrons will be
guided by traffic controllers to the Spencer Street crossings
before and after the fundraising event and AFL matches at Etihad