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 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.

Where we're up to

By early 2020, the remaining Route 96 tram stops along Nicholson Street will be upgraded.

  • Stops 23, 24 and 25 (northbound) between Brunswick Road and Victoria Street were upgraded in May 2019.
  • Preliminary works on stops 16 to 22 between Kay Street and Brunswick Road will start in late July, with major construction scheduled for January 2020.

Talking to traders

We’re looking for representatives of the local trader community to join a Trader Reference Group (TRG), where you’ll hear project and construction information to share with your networks.

The TRG will meet on a regular basis in the lead up to and during construction of stops 16-22 on Nicholson Street.

The purpose of the TRG is not to discuss stop designs, which are confirmed for construction. The TRG is for trader representatives to understand the project and how and when construction will occur.

If this is of interest please read the criteria for membership, draft Terms of Reference and to register your interest via the form below.

Nominations close 7 July 2019.

Criteria for membership

Potential TRG members should be:

  • able to demonstrate how they are representative of the local trader community within the vicinity of Nicholson Street between Kerr and Barkley streets.
  • able to demonstrate how they will act as a conduit between the TRG and the local trader community.
  • willing to act in the interest of the community and the project, regardless of their personal views on elements thereof.
  • available to attend regular meetings as scheduled and agreed by the TRG.
  • willing to agree to the TRG Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.

Stay up to date

Information about upcoming works will be communicated shortly. In the meantime, 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 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.

Where we're up to

By early 2020, the remaining Route 96 tram stops along Nicholson Street will be upgraded.

  • Stops 23, 24 and 25 (northbound) between Brunswick Road and Victoria Street were upgraded in May 2019.
  • Preliminary works on stops 16 to 22 between Kay Street and Brunswick Road will start in late July, with major construction scheduled for January 2020.

Talking to traders

We’re looking for representatives of the local trader community to join a Trader Reference Group (TRG), where you’ll hear project and construction information to share with your networks.

The TRG will meet on a regular basis in the lead up to and during construction of stops 16-22 on Nicholson Street.

The purpose of the TRG is not to discuss stop designs, which are confirmed for construction. The TRG is for trader representatives to understand the project and how and when construction will occur.

If this is of interest please read the criteria for membership, draft Terms of Reference and to register your interest via the form below.

Nominations close 7 July 2019.

Criteria for membership

Potential TRG members should be:

  • able to demonstrate how they are representative of the local trader community within the vicinity of Nicholson Street between Kerr and Barkley streets.
  • able to demonstrate how they will act as a conduit between the TRG and the local trader community.
  • willing to act in the interest of the community and the project, regardless of their personal views on elements thereof.
  • available to attend regular meetings as scheduled and agreed by the TRG.
  • willing to agree to the TRG Terms of Reference and Code of Conduct.

Stay up to date

Information about upcoming works will be communicated shortly. In the meantime, register your details to receive project updates via email.

  • Nominations for the Route 96 Trader Reference Group (TRG)

    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.

    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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    Provide your feedback on the Route 96 tram stop upgrades

    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.


    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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