Route 96 Nicholson Street tram stop upgrades

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Route 96 is Melbourne's busiest tram route.

Stops along Route 96 are being upgraded to make it Melbourne’s first fully accessible tram route.

New raised stops along the route will 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.

The project has already upgraded more than half of the stops along Route 96. The remaining stops are planned to be upgraded in 2019.

PTV hosted two community drop-in sessions in early March and had over 100 people attend. Thank you to everyone who came to gather more information about the project and provide us with feedback. The PTV team are currently working with residents and local traders, along with Yarra Trams and VicRoads to provide further information where necessary.

Next steps

Throughout 2019, the remaining Route 96 tram stops along Nicholson Street will be upgraded.

  • Stops 23 to 25 between Brunswick Road and Victoria Street will be upgraded in May 2019. Preliminary works will begin in April.
  • Stops 16 to 22 between Kay Street and Brunswick Road will be upgraded in late-2019. The exact dates of these works are yet to be finalised.



Route 96 is Melbourne's busiest tram route.

Stops along Route 96 are being upgraded to make it Melbourne’s first fully accessible tram route.

New raised stops along the route will 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.

The project has already upgraded more than half of the stops along Route 96. The remaining stops are planned to be upgraded in 2019.

PTV hosted two community drop-in sessions in early March and had over 100 people attend. Thank you to everyone who came to gather more information about the project and provide us with feedback. The PTV team are currently working with residents and local traders, along with Yarra Trams and VicRoads to provide further information where necessary.

Next steps

Throughout 2019, the remaining Route 96 tram stops along Nicholson Street will be upgraded.

  • Stops 23 to 25 between Brunswick Road and Victoria Street will be upgraded in May 2019. Preliminary works will begin in April.
  • Stops 16 to 22 between Kay Street and Brunswick Road will be upgraded in late-2019. The exact dates of these works are yet to be finalised.



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

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    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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