Route 70 - Riversdale Road track works - Friday 2 to Tuesday 6 November

During the Melbourne Cup weekend Metro Trains will be upgrading and performing maintenance on the Alamein line from approximately 8.30pm Friday 2 November to 5am Tuesday 6 November 2012.

As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams will also be renewing the tram tracks in Riversdale Road between Station Street and Waterloo Street, Camberwell, from approximately 12am Saturday 3 November to 5am Monday 5 November 2012.

The works will improve safety for everyone, as well as delivering a better road surface for motorists and cyclists, a smoother ride for tram passengers, and less noise associated with potholes and broken rails.

The tram track renewal will occur in two distinct phases:

Pre-works

Pre-welding and preparation of lengths of rail will be done in a 100m section on the norther side of Riversdale Road between Symonds Street and Redfern Road.

Carrying out this preliminary work substantially reduces the amount of time that Riversdale Road will need to be closed to traffic for the major works.

Major works

The major works to renew 370m of double track in Riversdale Road between Station and Waterloo Streets will be carried out 24 hours a day and take two days to complete.

Road closures and traffic detours

Riversdale Road will be closed to all traffic between Station Street and Waterloo Street, and around the railway level crossing in Riversdale Road for the duration of the works. Traffic will be diverted around the works zone.

The works zone will be fenced off for safety but footpaths on both sides of Riversdale Road will remain open to allow pedestrian access to all businesses.

Pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to cross Riversdale Road where the works are taking place.

Access to the Boorondara Recycling and Waste Centre will not be possible during  these works.

Tram service changes - 8pm Friday 2 November to Monday 5 November 2012 (inclusive)

Route 70 trams will operate as Route 70a between Waterfront City Docklands and Stop 39 Camberwell Tram Depot.

Tram replacement buses will operate between Stop 39 Camberwell Tram Depot and the Wattle Park terminus.

Tram replacement buses will detour around the works zone operating via  Riversdale Road, Camberwell Road, Trafalgar Road, Prospect Hill Road, Wattle  Valley Road and Riversdale Road, in both directions.

Tram replacement buses will use existing tram stops 51 to 60, however tram stops 40 to 50 and 61 will be closed and replaced with the following temporary tram replacement bus stops:

  • Stop 40 - At the Stop 41 tram replacement bus stop
  • Stop 41 - Route 75 stop 41 in Camberwell Road at Riversdale Road
  • Stop 42 - Route 75 stop 42 in Camberwell Road at Butler Street
  • Stop 43 - In Trafalgar Road 15m south of Riversdale Road (to Wattle Park)
  • Stop 43 - In Trafalgar Road 15m north of Riversdale Road (To Docklands)
  • Stop 44 - Existing 612 bus stops in Prospect Hill Road at Moorhouse Street
  • Stop 46 - Existing 612 bus stops in Prospect Hill Road at Spencer Road
  • Stop 47 - Existing 612 bus stops in Prospect Hill Road at Mailing Road
  • Stop 48 - Existing 612 bus stops in Prospect Hill Road at Dryden Street
  • Stop 49 - Existing 612 bus stops in Prospect Hill Road at Griotte Street
  • Stop 50 - In Wattle Valley Road 15m north of Riversdale Road
  • Stop 61 - Existing 903 bus stop (to Mordialloc) in Elgar Road

Due to these changes, trams and tram replacement buses will operate to the  normal tram frequency, however they may not arrive at the scheduled time due to traffic congestion associated with the works.

Yarra Trams suggests that you allow extra time for your journey.

We thank you for your patience and regret any inconvenience caused by these improvement works which are essential to the safe and efficient operation of the tram and train network.

Train service changes - 8pm Friday 2 November to Monday 5 November 2012 (inclusive)

Alamein line

For customers travelling to and from the city, buses will replace trains between Camberwell and Alamein from 8.00pm on Friday 2 November until last service on Monday 5 November.

While these works take place the level crossing at Riversdale Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians, with an alternative route marked out by signage and traffic controllers. For full traffic plans please visit vicroads.vic.gov.au

For further details visit metrotrains.com.au

Map of works and public transport service changes

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