Route 96 Nicholson Street tram stop upgrades

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Route 96 is Melbourne's busiest tram route.

We're working towards making Route 96 Melbourne's first fully accessible tram route.

New raised stops along the route enable everyone, including people who are vision impaired or using wheelchairs, prams and other mobility aids, to get on and off the tram safely and easily.

Other benefits include:

  • quicker tram travel times through more evenly spaced stops and improved priority for trams at traffic lights
  • more efficient use of the road to improve traffic flow
  • improved safety, shelter, seating and information screens at tram stops.

Where we're up to

In early 2020 we upgraded six stops on Route 96 between Johnston Street, Fitzroy and Barkly Street, Brunswick East.

  • Nicholson Street reopened to vehicles and tram services on Sunday 19 January 2020
  • Stop numbers 16 to 22 have been renumbered sequentially from 14 to 19.
  • Close out works will take place from early to mid-2020

Close out works

From late January we will be completing minor finishing works, removing old poles and profiling and reinstating the road near tram stops.

Nicholson Street - open for business

We thank you for your patience during the main works.

Do you have questions about the works?

To find out more or if you have an urgent need during works call 1800 800 007 from 6am to midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday). For urgent needs outside of these times call 0466 853 477.

Stay up to date

Register your details to receive project updates via email.


Route 96 is Melbourne's busiest tram route.

We're working towards making Route 96 Melbourne's first fully accessible tram route.

New raised stops along the route enable everyone, including people who are vision impaired or using wheelchairs, prams and other mobility aids, to get on and off the tram safely and easily.

Other benefits include:

  • quicker tram travel times through more evenly spaced stops and improved priority for trams at traffic lights
  • more efficient use of the road to improve traffic flow
  • improved safety, shelter, seating and information screens at tram stops.

Where we're up to

In early 2020 we upgraded six stops on Route 96 between Johnston Street, Fitzroy and Barkly Street, Brunswick East.

  • Nicholson Street reopened to vehicles and tram services on Sunday 19 January 2020
  • Stop numbers 16 to 22 have been renumbered sequentially from 14 to 19.
  • Close out works will take place from early to mid-2020

Close out works

From late January we will be completing minor finishing works, removing old poles and profiling and reinstating the road near tram stops.

Nicholson Street - open for business

We thank you for your patience during the main works.

Do you have questions about the works?

To find out more or if you have an urgent need during works call 1800 800 007 from 6am to midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday). For urgent needs outside of these times call 0466 853 477.

Stay up to date

Register your details to receive project updates via email.


  • CLOSED: Nominations have closed.

    Please use this form to nominate for membership of the Route 96 Trader Reference Group (TRG).

    Nominations close 7 July, with members to be invited to join the group shortly thereafter.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    In 2018, local residents, business owners and tram passengers provided feedback on the designs for the Route 96 Nicholson Street tram stop upgrades.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on the Route 96 tram stop upgrades.


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