Flinders St Temporary Substation Crane Lift

5 June, 2017

Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams will soon install a temporary substation on Flinders Street, opposite Bond Street. This prefabricated structure will be lifted into location by a crane on the night of Tuesday 27 June (early morning Wednesday 28 June).

This temporary substation will be placed adjacent to the current substation and then be commissioned into service to provide power to the tram network whilst the permanent substation undergoes asbestos remediation works.

What is planned?

The prefabricated substation building will soon be delivered and installed by crane on-site.


The work will take place from 10pm Tuesday 27 June to 8am to Wednesday 28 June 2017.

  • Set-up traffic management: 11:00pm
  • Crane set-up: 11:30pm
  • Building lift: 2:30am
  • Demobilise crane: 4:30am.Flinders St Tie Substation


Traffic management will be in place on Flinders Street, involving full and partial lane closures between Elizabeth Street and Queen Street. Delays are expected and it is recommended that motorists avoid the area during this period. To ensure the lift is carried out safely, traffic management will be implemented for both motorists and pedestrians with appropriate detours in place. Please heed warning signs and follow the direction of traffic controllers. Tram services will not be affected.

Minimising impacts for the local community

Businesses and residents can expect to hear some construction-related noise. As works will be carried out during the night, flood lights will be used to ensure the safety of our workers.

Our workers will be mindful of keeping noise to a minimum and respecting the needs of the local community

Please be aware these planned works are subject to adverse weather and may be delayed.

Keeping the local community informed

PTV and Yarra Trams are committed to keeping the local community informed of construction activity and thank you for your patience and understanding during this important upgrade work.

If you would like to know more about this upgrade, please call 1800 800 007  or email ptvprojects@ptv.vic.gov.au

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