Flinders St Temporary Substation Removal Crane Lift and Civil Works

14 February, 2018

Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams will soon be removing a temporary substation on Flinders Street, opposite Bond Street. This prefabricated structure will be lifted out by a crane onthe night of Wednesday 28 February (early morning Thursday 1 March).

This temporary substation was placed adjacent to the current substation while the permanent substation underwent asbestos remediation works. These remediation works have been completed and the permanent substation is being re-commissioned into service.

What is planned?

The prefabricated substation building will be lifted out by crane and transported from site by heavy vehicle.


The work will take place from 9.30pm Wednesday 28 February to 4am Thursday 1 March 2018.

  • Set-up traffic management: 9:30pm
  • Crane set-up: 11:00pm
  • Building lift: 2:00am
  • Demobilise crane: 3:00am

These times are subject to change if required given conditions on the evening.

Flinders St Tie Substation

Motorists and pedestrians

During the crane lift out of the temporary 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.

Civil works and facade installation

Civil works to construct footings and then the construction works to install the permanent substation façade will commence next week. These works will predominately occur in the area behind a hoarding that is already in place on-site:

Monday - Friday, 7am - 3pm and Sat, 8am - 4pm (as required)

>   Tuesday 20 February: Remove existing hoarding and replace with construction fencing

>   Thursday 22 February - Tuesday 6 March 2018: Prepare and construct footings

>   Wednesday 7 March - Thursday 12 April 2018: Façade installation works

Some unavoidable night time activity is scheduled on:

>   Friday 23 February, Saturday 24 February & Friday 2 March

>   Wednesday 7 March, Thursday 8 March & Tuesday 13 March

This night activity may involve works between 8pm - 5am, but some of these evenings may involve work less than the indicated time above or work of low activity.

During the above period, some of this work will require temporary detours of pedestrian traffic and partial lane closure on the station side of Flinders St. Please heed warning signs and follow the direction of traffic controllers.

Minimising impacts for the local community

Businesses and residents can expect to hear construction related noise. Works carried out during the night will utilise flood lights to ensure the safety of our workers. We 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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