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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra
Trams and Public Transport Victoria are upgrading the 126 tram stop
in preparation for the new vertical primary school in the Ferrars
Street Education and Community Precinct.
Stop 126 will be upgraded with new accessible ramp and stairs
will be added to the Railway Place side of the stop providing a
pedestrian gateway to the local area via Railway Place.
The rehabilitation will increase service reliability, safety and
ride comfort for passengers. The platforms will be upgraded to make
it a wider, level access tram stop. The shelter will include new
LED lighting, platform furniture, passenger information displays
and audio bollards with information on tram services.
Preliminary work will commence Thursday 16 November and will
involve equipment and material deliveries and preparation of the
site. This work will continue as needed from 9am and 5pm between
Monday and Friday in two locations.
Please note: the projected finish date has been extended
to 3pm Thursday 21 December 2017
Major work will occur at the tram tracks between Railway Place
and Whiteman Street.
Works will commence at 4:30am on Saturday 9 December and will
continue 24 hours a day until 5am Thursday 21 December.
Route 96 services will will operate as Route
96a, with buses replacing trams between Stop 125 Clarendon St
Junction and Stop 138 Luna Park. Stop 139 Acland St will be
For more details, please visit our
Route 96 network upgrade page.
Railway Place will be closed between City Road and Meaden Street
on 9 and 10 December and reopen Monday 11 December.
Traffic controllers will direct traffic and help facilitate
local access where needed.
The carparks in Railway Place and Whiteman Street will be closed
during the work from 16 November to 20 December.
Around 20 car parks on Railway Place will be permanently removed
to make room for the new accessible ramp and stairs to the tram
The City of Port Phillip is proposing permanent changes to the
configuration of Railway Place, on-street parking spaces and
streetscapes in the precinct. For more information, visit
the City of Port Phillip Ferrars Precinct web
The work zone will be fenced off for safety. Signage will direct
pedestrians and cyclists to alternative paths during the major
Associated noise and dust from machinery, vehicles and work
crews is unavoidable but Yarra Trams will do all it can to keep
this to a minimum. The noisiest work will occur between 6am and
10pm; however there may be a need to conduct noisy work outside
these hours to ensure that the work is completed by 5am on Thursday
21 December 2017.
We advise that this work is being performed in accordance with
our obligations to Public Transport Victoria and is necessary to
maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Safety Act
For more information visit ptv.vic.gov.au or call 1800 800
007 6 am - midnight (all night Friday & Saturday).