What is the Nicholson Street Route 96 upgrade?
Why was Route 96 chosen for the upgrade?
What are the details of the new stops? Will they be central island stops?
The new accessible centre island platform stops will be near the corner of Gertrude and Nicholson streets, King William and Nicholson streets, and Johnston and Nicholson streets.
The new accessible easy access stops will be near the corner of Miller and Nicholson streets, Glenlyon Road and Nicholson streets and Kirkdale and Nicholson streets.
Will the new stops be in the same location as the existing stops?
Some tram stops will be relocated or removed to make sure stops are spaced more evenly and can improve passenger access and tram journey times. Ideally tram stops are spaced approximately 400 metres apart but the average current distance on Nicholson street is less than 300 metres between stops.
Will there be a reduction in parking or changed traffic conditions once the stops are built?
Yes. Accessible platform and easy access tram stops
are wider than old style tram stops which means they will use more of the
roadway. Parking arrangements on
Nicholson Street will change in different ways around each of these six tram stops. PTV, VicRoads and local councils are working
together to keep cars and trams moving alongside the upgraded tram stops.
Why do level access platform stops need to be built?
The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 set out the minimum accessibility requirements that providers and operators of public transport must comply with to ensure that access to transport is consistently improved.
Since October 2002, all new public transport conveyances, premises and infrastructure must comply with the transport standards. Existing facilities need to comply by 2032.
What will change at Stop 11 and 12?
What will change at Stop 13 and 14?
What will change at Stop 15?
What will change at Stop 23?
What will change at Stop 24?
What will change at Stop 25 and 26?