William Street Tram Stop Upgrades

A tram stands in a computer-generated render image of La Trobe and William Street. New tram stop infrastructure, tram stop platforms, the Mint Building, as well as other buildings along William Street can be seen. The sun is directly behind the camera, to the north. Some cars are in the road in the foreground, in La Trobe Street.

We're upgrading two city tram stops on Route 58, to make travelling by tram easier for everyone - including passengers who are vision impaired or using wheelchairs, prams, and other mobility aids.

Stops 5 and 7 on William Street in Melbourne's CBD will be upgraded in late 2019 to improve safety, accessibility, and journey times. There will be new shelters and amenities for passengers.

At the same time, Yarra Trams will be replacing the tram tracks and overhead wires along William Street.


We’re making more CBD tram stops easier to use

Use this slider to see before and after at Stop 5 - Bourke Street.


We’re upgrading Route 58 stops 5 and 7 on William Street to make it easier for everyone to take the tram.

The new raised platforms will provide level boarding with low-floor trams.

There will be new shelters, seating, improved lighting, and passenger information displays (PIDs) at both stops.

Stop 6 (Lonsdale Street / William Street) will be closed as the new stops 5 and 7 will be bigger and closer together. This improves stop spacing and helps with Route 58 service reliability and journey times.


We’re maintaining the tram network

Yarra Trams will also be replacing the tram tracks and overhead wires in William Street between

  • Dudley Street/Peel Street and La Trobe Street
  • La Trobe Street and Flinders Lane
  • At the intersection of Bourke and William streets
  • At the intersection of Collins and William streets

Doing these works at the same time helps to limit disruption to the community through fewer road closures.

Renewing tram tracks can result in a smoother and quieter ride for passengers.


Safer, easier and quicker journeys

Use this slider to see before and after at Stop 7 - La Trobe Street.


The new stops will:

  • improve safety by keeping tram passengers and cars separated, and providing more platform space for passengers.
  • improve journey times and connections to trains and trams through better spacing between stops.
  • have bigger platforms enabling new, larger trams to be introduced on Route 58 in future.
  • support people with accessibility needs by providing a level access connection with Lonsdale Street bus services.


Building transport hubs at important CBD locations

Stop 7 (La Trobe Street / William Street) will provide an easy connection with Flagstaff Station.

Stop 5 (Bourke Street / William Street) connects with tram routes 86 and 96 in Bourke Street.

Upgrading these tram stops on Route 58 will help passengers with accessibility needs to connect from the CBD to the Parkville hospital precinct.

We're upgrading two city tram stops on Route 58, to make travelling by tram easier for everyone - including passengers who are vision impaired or using wheelchairs, prams, and other mobility aids.

Stops 5 and 7 on William Street in Melbourne's CBD will be upgraded in late 2019 to improve safety, accessibility, and journey times. There will be new shelters and amenities for passengers.

At the same time, Yarra Trams will be replacing the tram tracks and overhead wires along William Street.


We’re making more CBD tram stops easier to use

Use this slider to see before and after at Stop 5 - Bourke Street.


We’re upgrading Route 58 stops 5 and 7 on William Street to make it easier for everyone to take the tram.

The new raised platforms will provide level boarding with low-floor trams.

There will be new shelters, seating, improved lighting, and passenger information displays (PIDs) at both stops.

Stop 6 (Lonsdale Street / William Street) will be closed as the new stops 5 and 7 will be bigger and closer together. This improves stop spacing and helps with Route 58 service reliability and journey times.


We’re maintaining the tram network

Yarra Trams will also be replacing the tram tracks and overhead wires in William Street between

  • Dudley Street/Peel Street and La Trobe Street
  • La Trobe Street and Flinders Lane
  • At the intersection of Bourke and William streets
  • At the intersection of Collins and William streets

Doing these works at the same time helps to limit disruption to the community through fewer road closures.

Renewing tram tracks can result in a smoother and quieter ride for passengers.


Safer, easier and quicker journeys

Use this slider to see before and after at Stop 7 - La Trobe Street.


The new stops will:

  • improve safety by keeping tram passengers and cars separated, and providing more platform space for passengers.
  • improve journey times and connections to trains and trams through better spacing between stops.
  • have bigger platforms enabling new, larger trams to be introduced on Route 58 in future.
  • support people with accessibility needs by providing a level access connection with Lonsdale Street bus services.


Building transport hubs at important CBD locations

Stop 7 (La Trobe Street / William Street) will provide an easy connection with Flagstaff Station.

Stop 5 (Bourke Street / William Street) connects with tram routes 86 and 96 in Bourke Street.

Upgrading these tram stops on Route 58 will help passengers with accessibility needs to connect from the CBD to the Parkville hospital precinct.