First photos of Chapel Street tram improvement works

27 August, 2012

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams is renewing the tram tracks in Chapel Street between Dandenong Road and Commercial/Malvern Road.

The work started on Saturday (25 August 2012) and is due to be completed by 5am on Wednesday (29 August 2012).

Here are some photos taken during the weekend.






The works will improve safety for everyone as well as delivering a better road surface for motorists and cyclists, a smoother ride for tram passengers, and less tram noise associated with potholes and broken rails.  The track was installed in 1974.

In total, 1.2 kilometres of double tram track will be renewed in just four days, with works continuing 24 hours a day.

This section of Chapel Street is closed to traffic but open for business.  The crossroads - Dandenong Road, High Street and Malvern/Commercial Road - will all remain open to trams and traffic throughout the works.

The works zone has been fenced off for safety but all footpaths are open to allow pedestrian access to all businesses along Chapel Street.  

Pedestrian crossings are located at Dandenong Road, High Street and Malvern/Commercial Road.

Click here for details of tram service changes - Saturday 25 to Tuesday 28 August 2012

To view information about these and other planned works click here, call PTV on
1800 800 007 (6am-midnight) or follow Yarra Trams on Twitter for the latest disruption information @yarratrams.

Call centre hours (1800 800 007) have been extended to 24 hours a day between 12am on Saturday 25 August and 6am on Wednesday 29 August for enquiries about the Chapel Street tram track renewal works.

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