Route 70 and 75 - Saturday 30 June to Thursday 5 July

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams will be renewing tram tracks, replacing the overhead wires and constructing an accessible tram stop near the intersection of Power Street, Wallen Road and Riversdale Road (Riversdale Junction) from Saturday 30 June to Thursday 5 July 2012.

The following tram service changes will apply:

Routes 70 and 75 tram services will operate as Routes 70a and 75a in two sections connected by tram replacement buses:

Route 70a
Waterfront City Docklands to Burnley (Stop 18 Swan Street and Yarra Boulevard)

Wattle Park terminus - temporary stop in Riversdale Road near the works site.

Tram stops 19, 20 and 29 on Route 70 will not be serviced during the works.

Route 75a
City Spencer Street terminus to Richmond (Stop 23 Hawthorn Bridge)

Vermont South terminus - temporary stop in Riversdale Road near the works site.

Tram stops 27 (To City only), 28 and 29 on Route 75 will not be serviced during the works.

A tram replacement bus service will operate between Burnley, Richmond (Stop 18) and Stop 34 Kooyongkoot and Riversdale Roads to allow passengers on Routes 70a and 75a to continue their journey. The bus will travel via Auburn Road, Riversdale Road, Glenferrie Road, Burwood Road, Yarra Boulevard, Swan Street, Burnley Street and Bridge Road.

Tram replacement buses will utilise existing kerbside tram stops along the route and temporary tram stops will be located at the following locations:

Route 70

  • Stop 15 Swan and Stawell Streets (Catch bus to Wattle Park from City side)
  • In Burnley St near Swan Streets (To Wattle Park only)
  • Stop 34 Kooyongkoot and Riversdale Roads (To City only)
  • In Glenferrie Road near Riversdale Road (To City only)

Route 75

  • In Yarra Boulevard near Bridge Road (To Swan Street only)
  • In Burwood Road west of Power Street (To City only)
  • Stop 25 St James Park, Burwood Road
  • Stop 26 Hawthorn Station, Burwood Road
  • Stop 27 Burwood Road and Power Street (To Vermont South only)
  • Stop 34 Kooyongkoot and Riversdale Roads (To City only)
  • In Glenferrie Road near Riversdale Road (To City only)

During these changes, tram services will operate to their normal frequency, however they may not arrive at the scheduled time. Yarra Trams suggests that you allow extra time for your journey.

Map

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Traffic

Click here for a map showing traffic diversions and changes during the works.

Power Street, Wallen Road and Riversdale Road will be closed between Lisson Grove, Yarra Boulevard and Riversdale Court from approximately midnight on Friday 29 June until approximately 5am on Friday 6 July.

Traffic in Swan Street heading away from the city will be diverted around the works at Burnley Street. Traffic from Riversdale Road heading towards the city will be diverted at Glenferrie Road.

Traffic entering Swan Street from Yarra Boulevard will only be able to turn right towards the City or continue across Swan Street into the industrial park.

For public transport information or to provide feedback call 1800 800 007 (6am to midnight daily)

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