What is the Melville Road tram terminus upgrade?
Why does the tram terminus need to be upgraded?
What will the upgraded tram terminus and stop look like?
- a 33m platform that aligns with low floor trams for level access boarding
- new customer information displays, shelter, seating, improved lighting and safety barriers
- new signalised crossing linking pedestrians to the tram stop and shopping precinct
- driver amenities including toilets
- new wayfinding signs between the tram terminus and local bus stops
- dual tracks to allow trams to turn around more efficiently
When will works start on the tram terminus upgrade?
Early works are scheduled for late 2019, with major works to take place in early February 2020.
How will the Melville Road streetscape change as part of the upgrade?
Will there be changes to parking on Melville Road?
Yes. We’ve worked closely with Moreland City Council and VicRoads in managing changes to parking and how traffic moves around the new terminus.
Along the western (northbound) lane, car parking spaces will be reduced from 16 to 13 to accommodate the new signalised pedestrian crossing, an allocated disability parking space will be retained and the lane will become ‘no stopping’ between 8-9am and 4-6pm to help with the movement of peak traffic through the intersection of Melville Road and Bell Street.
Along the eastern (southbound) lane, car parking spaces will be reduced from 9 to 7 and 4 parking spaces adjacent the tram stop will be indented to continue allowing traffic to pass.
With the new tram stop being larger than the existing stop, some adjacent residents will have their driveways widened to help with vehicle movements in and out.
Will there be disruptions as part of the works?
Construction works of the site will be managed by our project partners Yarra Trams.
Yarra Trams will work to minimise the disruption to locals. Any changes to normal operations or access will be communicated ahead of time.
Disruptions to tram, traffic and pedestrian access, as well as noise and dust are unavoidable during construction. Where possible, work in and around the tramlines will take place after the last and before the first service to minimise disruption to tram services.
I have a question about the project. Who should I speak to?