New accessible tram stop on Flemington Road

30 July, 2012

Travancore Stop 22 Opening 009

A new accessible tram stop in Flemington Road at Boundary Road opened to passengers on Monday 30 July 2012.

The opening of Stop 22 provides the growing community of tram passengers with improved access to trams at this busy interchange with the Flemington Bridge train station.

Tram passengers on Route 59 are already benefiting from the $10million dollar transport improvement project on Mt Alexander Road at Flemington and Travancore.

This is a growing community hub and while the new platform stops provide safer, easier access to trams they also make for a more people-friendly environment with new shelters, seating and lighting for passengers who are waiting for trams.

Tram passengers heading to the city can expect improved travel times through Travancore, and motorists will also experience the benefits of these improvements via the use of a new dedicated right turn lane to Boundary Road and improvements to the intersection with CityLink.

Bicycle lanes, a new entrance to the Flemington Community Centre, new traffic signals at the Travancore development, new pedestrian operated signals and bridge strengthening works at the Moonee Ponds Creek Bridge have also been completed since December 2011 as part of these transport improvement works.

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About the Route 59 Transport Improvement Project

  • The Route 59 Transport Improvement is a $10 million project funded by the Victorian Government
  • The project extends along Mt Alexander Road from Victoria Street Flemington to the intersection of Church Street, Parkville and Flemington Road, North Melbourne
  • This section of road experiences some of the heaviest congestion on the tram network
  • Works have been done in three stages beginning November 2011
  • Tram track renewal and realignment in January for nine days, involved the shutdown of Mt Alexander Road to trams and traffic
  • Works completed in March at Stop 23 Flemington Community Centre, Flemington
  • Widening of Mt Alexander Road at Debneys Park to separate trams from traffic is helping to relieve the congestion on Mt Alexander Road to improve tram service reliability in the morning peak
  • Improved signal priority for trams and vehicles along Mt Alexander Road
  • Improved safety for cyclists with installation of full time bicycle lanes on Mt Alexander Road from Mooltan Street to the CityLink off ramp
  • An extended safer right turn for vehicles from Mt Alexander Road into Boundary Road
  • Improvements for vehicle, tram and pedestrian flow around the precinct

Route 59

TOP: The new stop is open for business

MIDDLE: Craig Ondarchie, Member for Northern Metropolitan Province
with Rachael Ashton, Brendan Pauwels, Alec Say, Anna Rose and Karen Sando from Tram & Bus Projects, VicRoads

ABOVE:
Map of the location of the new Stop 22

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