New tram substation in Reynard Street

Route 58 Stop 41 on Melville Road.

As part of a program to upgrade the electrical power supply for Melbourne’s tram network, Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams are building a new tram power substation in Pascoe Vale South.

Our modelling shows that additional electrical power supply is needed in this part of the tram network. This will help us to run newer trams and keep services running smoothly for the 3000 people who catch Route 58 in the area every weekday.

To ensure the power supply works as efficiently as possible and can be easily connected to the network, the substation needs to be located close to the tram lines in Melville Road.

Tram substations contain electrical equipment which converts power supplied from the local electricity grid (the "distribution network") into the voltage used by the tram network.

The new Pascoe Vale South tram power substation will be designed to ensure it meets all relevant operating standards and guidelines, operating safely and with minimal impacts on the local community.

It is one of approximately 30 new substations that we are building across Melbourne over the next six years.

As part of a program to upgrade the electrical power supply for Melbourne’s tram network, Public Transport Victoria and Yarra Trams are building a new tram power substation in Pascoe Vale South.

Our modelling shows that additional electrical power supply is needed in this part of the tram network. This will help us to run newer trams and keep services running smoothly for the 3000 people who catch Route 58 in the area every weekday.

To ensure the power supply works as efficiently as possible and can be easily connected to the network, the substation needs to be located close to the tram lines in Melville Road.

Tram substations contain electrical equipment which converts power supplied from the local electricity grid (the "distribution network") into the voltage used by the tram network.

The new Pascoe Vale South tram power substation will be designed to ensure it meets all relevant operating standards and guidelines, operating safely and with minimal impacts on the local community.

It is one of approximately 30 new substations that we are building across Melbourne over the next six years.

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    We have been working to identify a location for the new Pascoe Vale South substation.

    The Department of Transport acquired a residential property at 211 Reynard Street some years ago, as a potential site for the tram substation.

    Recently, a property at 320 Reynard Street was listed for sale and the Department of Transport was able to acquire it as a potential site for the tram substation.

    The property at 320 Reynard Street is currently zoned for commercial use, it is adjacent to a lane and doesn't directly abut neighbourning residences.

    We'd like to hear your feedback on the two

    We have been working to identify a location for the new Pascoe Vale South substation.

    The Department of Transport acquired a residential property at 211 Reynard Street some years ago, as a potential site for the tram substation.

    Recently, a property at 320 Reynard Street was listed for sale and the Department of Transport was able to acquire it as a potential site for the tram substation.

    The property at 320 Reynard Street is currently zoned for commercial use, it is adjacent to a lane and doesn't directly abut neighbourning residences.

    We'd like to hear your feedback on the two site options available for the substation. The feedback survey is open until 10 November 2019.

    Regardless of where the substation is located, we will continue to take public safety very seriously. We are committed to ensuring the substation is designed and operates safely within the relevant standards and guidelines.

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