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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram
network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be
constructing a level access platform stop on Flinders Street at the
corner of Russell Street. Track maintenance will also be carried
out during the platform construction period.
With the addition of the new stop, the accessible platform will
complete the upgrade of one of Melbourne's busiest tram corridors
and provide full accessibility between Spring Street and
Information about service changes during the project can be found
via this link.
If you are travelling to the International Champions Cup on 18,
21 or 24 July, extra tram services will be running to Jolimont/MCG
via Collins Street.
Information about these extra trams can be found via this
Yarra Trams is working closely with the City of Melbourne to
minimise the impact of the work on local traders, residents and
workers. For any specific concerns during the project, please call
1800 800 007 (6am to midnight).
The major work will take place from 18 to 25 July 2015. During
this time, the following traffic changes will apply.
The work zones will be fenced off
during construction work for safety reasons. Full access to traders
and businesses within the work zone will be maintained
Flinders Street is one of Melbourne's busiest tram corridors and
a key route for passengers travelling to major events in the sport
and entertainment precinct. Three tram routes operate along
Flinders Street. Route 70 and 75 link the eastern suburbs with
Docklands and route 35 services the City Circle.
Existing safety zone stops at Russell Street and Exhibition
Street experience significant usage each weekday.
The new stop will complete accessibility upgrades for this
section of the network with all stops providing level access
between Spring Street and Victoria Harbour.
Benefits of the new stop will include:
Three loading bays and two 15 minute car parks located on the
north side of Flinders Street between Russell and Exhibition
Streets will be removed.
Two additional car parks and the reconfiguration of 12 existing
car parks located on the south side of Flinders Street between
Russell and Exhibition Streets will provide:
A new pedestrian crossing will be installed
mid-block on Flinders Street between Russell and Exhibition
For any specific concerns regarding access to your business or
property during the project, please call 1800 800
007 (6am - midnight daily).