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When Yarra Trams renewed tracks across the busy
intersection of Punt Road and Swan Street, Richmond, the works were
designed to allow traffic to keep flowing.
Two lanes of Punt Road in each direction were open
throughout the works on the weekend of 25 and 26 February
While contractors removed the old tracks and installed new
ones in the centre of the intersection, the traffic flowed on
When this section of track was completed and new concrete
laid, the centre section was opened to traffic.
Across the weekend, a total of 350 metres of double track
was replaced along Swan Street and Olympic Boulevard.
During the works, Swan Street was closed to traffic
between Cremorne Street and Punt Road. Olympic
Boulevard was closed between Punt Road and the tram track entrance
to Melbourne Park.
Tram services on Route 70 diverted in both directions via
Route 75 between Power Street and Flinders Street in the
City. A tram replacement bus service operated on part
of Swan Street outside the works zone.
Yarra Trams would like to thank the residents and traders
of the Swan Street, Richmond precinct for their patience and
understanding during these works.
Thank you also to customers for understanding the need for
service changes while we do these essential network
Above: A selection of images of the works
by photographer Ian Green.