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As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria (PTV) will be constructing two pairs of easy access tram stops on Victoria Street between Hoddle Street and Church Street. The new stops will be located at stop 19 at James Street and stop 20 at Nicholson/Lennox Street. Track renewal work will also be carried out during the construction of the tram stops.
In 2015 Yarra Trams, VicRoads and PTV put forward a proposal to the North Richmond community regarding the construction of two pairs of easy access tram stops on Victoria Street. Enhancing the accessibility of existing tram stops on Victoria Street, easy access stops are located in the kerbside lane whereby, the road pavement is raised to the same level as the footpath to allow passengers level access from the waiting area to the tram.
Following a thorough consultation period with the local community, Victoria Street traders, the City of Yarra and the Victoria Street Business Association, the preferred locations for the new stops were finalised and will remain in their current locations. Please refer to the diagram above. Overall we received very positive feedback from the community during our consultation, who understood the benefits of providing equal access transport for everyone
Preliminary work will take place from Wednesday 10 February 2016 to Sunday 21 February 2016 until major works commence. This work will prepare the site for the major construction period and will involve the pre-welding of tram track rails. This work will take place on the north and south side of Victoria Street between Lithgow Street and Church Street, and on Victoria Street between Lennox Street and Charles Street.
Preliminary work will also include work on footpaths, however this work will be carried out, out-of-hours to avoid disruption to businesses.
Major works will commence at 7am Sunday 21 February 2016 and continue until 5am Sunday 28 February 2016.Victoria Street will be closed to traffic between Hoddle Street and Church Street during the construction of the new stops and track renewal. More details will be provided closer to the time regarding work activities and schedules.
Motorists and pedestrians
Victoria Street will be closed to traffic between Hoddle Street and Church Street during construction. Traffic Controllers will manage vehicle access for businesses and residents within the work zone. Please note that access will be extremely limited and it is advised to access businesses or residences from nearby side streets or rear laneways.
Work zones will be fenced off during construction for safety reasons, however footpaths will remain open so that pedestrians will have full access to all businesses during construction. During footpath works, pedestrian access will also be maintained with temporary fencing.
Changes to Victoria Street
We thank you for your patience and regret any inconvenience caused by this essential renewal work.
We advise that it is being performed in accordance with our obligations to Public Transport Victoria and is necessary to maintain a safe tram network as required by the Rail Safety Act 2006 (Vic).
For more information or to offer feedback email firstname.lastname@example.org
This article first appeared on www.yarratrams.com.au
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