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 have begun and are progressing from north to south.
  • Major construction of stops 16 to 22 is scheduled for January 2020 and will involve the closure of Nicholson Street to traffic between and around these stops.

Nicholson Street - open for business

Shops on Nicholson Street are open during preliminary and major works - please continue to support your local traders while we get the work done.

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 have begun and are progressing from north to south.
  • Major construction of stops 16 to 22 is scheduled for January 2020 and will involve the closure of Nicholson Street to traffic between and around these stops.

Nicholson Street - open for business

Shops on Nicholson Street are open during preliminary and major works - please continue to support your local traders while we get the work done.

Stay up to date

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

    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.


    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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