New tram substation in Reynard Street

Route 58 Stop 41 on Melville Road.

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

Our modelling shows we need more power in this section of the network to run newer trams and keep services running smoothly.

Building the new substation will ensure an average of 3000 people who catch the Route 58 tram every weekday, from stops along Melville Road can continue to rely on their local tram service.

The Reynard Street site was chosen because it was a vacant site close to a suitable connection point to the tram lines.

Tram substations contain electrical equipment to convert the local power supply from the overhead powerlines into the voltage needed to run the tram network.

The substation is being designed to ensure it meets all relevant operating standards and guidelines operates 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.

Shaping the substation building design.

Award-winning architects, Breathe Architecture have designed three concepts for the new building that will house the substation equipment.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey to help shape the building design. We are now reviewing everyone's feedback and will be announcing the preferred design shortly.

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

Our modelling shows we need more power in this section of the network to run newer trams and keep services running smoothly.

Building the new substation will ensure an average of 3000 people who catch the Route 58 tram every weekday, from stops along Melville Road can continue to rely on their local tram service.

The Reynard Street site was chosen because it was a vacant site close to a suitable connection point to the tram lines.

Tram substations contain electrical equipment to convert the local power supply from the overhead powerlines into the voltage needed to run the tram network.

The substation is being designed to ensure it meets all relevant operating standards and guidelines operates 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.

Shaping the substation building design.

Award-winning architects, Breathe Architecture have designed three concepts for the new building that will house the substation equipment.

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey to help shape the building design. We are now reviewing everyone's feedback and will be announcing the preferred design shortly.