Toorak Road and Punt Road - Track upgrades

08 February, 2016

Transport Victoria are renewing the tram tracks located at the intersection of Toorak Road and Punt Road. Maintenance work will also be carried out on Toorak Road between Punt Road and Osborne Street.

Acland Street track maintenance

08 February, 2016

As part of Yarra Trams’ commitment to maintain a safe and reliable tram network, it is necessary to carry out some essential maintenance work on the tram tracks on Acland Street, St Kilda. To minimise disruption, the Route 96 Upgrade project will also be taking the opportunity to carry out some underground service locating.

Passengers begin using Moonee Ponds Junction accessible bus and tram interchange

02 February, 2016

Public transport users in Melbourne’s north-west are benefiting from improved safety, comfort, accessibility and mode connectivity with the opening of the Moonee Ponds Junction tram and bus interchange.

Midsumma 2016: Meet Dolly Diamond and enter our Glam Night Tram competition!

15 January, 2016

Yarra Trams has found a diamond in the rough - Dolly Diamond that is! The Midsumma Festival kicks off this weekend with Carnival at Alexandra Gardens from 11am.

Australian Open 2016: more high capacity trams to this year's tournament

15 January, 2016

More high capacity, low-floor trams will be transporting passengers to this year’s Australian Open, which kicks off on Monday, 18 January 2016.

Victoria Street easy access stops

13 January, 2016

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be constructing two pairs of easy access tram stops on Victoria Street between Hoddle Street and Church Street. The new stops will be located at stop 19 at James Street and stop 20 at Nicholson/Lennox Street. Track renewal work will also be carried out during the construction of the tram stops.

December 2015 performance results

08 January, 2016

Yarra Trams’ punctuality and service delivery for December were fairly consistent with the same time last year, with 98.52 per cent of timetabled services delivered and 81.65 per cent of these services arriving on time. The results were mainly affected by increased patronage in the lead up to Christmas, and third-party works and the widening of the Tullamarine Freeway which created increased traffic along some lines. Days of extreme heat also affected tram operations across the network. Final preparations for Night Network were completed for the successful launch on 1 January 2016. There is a strong focus on preparations in the lead up to further days of extreme heat.

Moonee Ponds Junction tram stop upgrade

04 January, 2016

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne’s tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) are constructing a pair of accessible platform stops and repairing and renewing tram tracks at Moonee Ponds Junction. These works will create a new and improved public transport hub with enhanced efficiency and amenity.

Night Network available from 1 January 2016

31 December, 2015

From 1 January 2016 public transport will help you Open Up Your Night with the new Night Network. The Night Network provides all night public transport on weekends, with all night metropolitan trams as well as trains, late night buses, and a 2am coach service to key regional centres. Every Friday and Saturday night the Night Tram services will operate on six key routes. These routes are: 19, 67, 75, 86, 96, and 109.

tramTRACKER boost for multimodal connectivity

29 December, 2015

Transferring from trains to trams is being made easier for thousands of passengers thanks to the installation of tramTRACKER screens at 44 of Melbourne’s train stations.

November 2015 performance results

08 December, 2015

Yarra Trams’ punctuality and service delivery for November were comparable to 2014 performance, with severe weather, CBD rallies and service changes due to network upgrades all affecting performance across the month. Flooding on Thursday, 5 November caused slow road traffic and subsequent delays to trams, while a power cable falling on tram wires and debris washing onto tracks also presented challenges. A suspicious package at Southern Cross Station on Tuesday, 17 November disrupted some of our busiest lines for several hours, while a rally with 50,000 attendees on Friday, 27 November blocked services in the CBD in the early evening. Preparations are being finalised ahead of the introduction of Night Network services on 1 January and delivering a reliable service throughout the Christmas period.

Yarra Trams continues push for accessibility on the network

02 December, 2015

Yarra Trams is hosting its third annual ‘Accessibility Week’ to raise employee and public understanding of accessibility issues and to recognise milestones achieved in 2015.

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