Flinders St Temporary Substation Crane Lift
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.
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
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