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Yarra Trams is renewing tram tracks and constructing the
foundations for a pair of accessible tram stops between La Trobe
and Franklin Street as part of the City of Melbourne's Swanston Street redevelopment.
The accessible stops will be constructed by the City of
From first tram Saturday 5 May to last tram Sunday 6 May
the following tram service changes will apply.
Routes 1 (from South Melbourne Beach),
3a, 5, 6, 8 (from Toorak), 16, 64,
67 and 72 tram services will terminate at
Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station.
Routes 1 and 8 (from East Coburg and
Moreland) will terminate at Stop 112 Elgin and Lygon Streets.
A tram replacement bus service will operate between Lygon Street
and Stop 8 Melbourne Central Station.
Passengers travelling north can board the bus at a
kerbside tram replacement bus stop near Stop 8 Melbourne Central
Station outside the State Library. The bus will travel via La
Trobe Street, Elizabeth Street, Lonsdale Street, Russell Street and
Lygon Street to connect with Route 1 and 8 tram services at Stop
113 Lytton Street.
Passengers from Route 1 and 8 tram services travelling
south can board the bus at a kerbside tram replacement bus stop
near Stop 112 Elgin and Lygon Streets. The bus will travel via
Lygon Street, Russell Street and La Trobe Street to connect with
southbound Swanston Street tram services at Stop 8 Melbourne
Tram services will operate to their normal frequency
however, they may not arrive at the scheduled time due to these
service changes. Yarra Trams suggests that you allow extra time for
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Residents and traders in the vicinity of the works has received
a letter outlining times, dates and details of
preparatory works and construction.
Click here to
view a diagram from the Traffic Management Plan showing which
roads in the local area will be affected during the works.
More details about the works are available in a media release.
For public transport information, or to provide feedback, call Public Transport
Victoria on 1800 800 007 (6am - midnight