South Yarra Station upgrade
We’re improving South Yarra Station, one of Melbourne’s busiest stations, as we also prepare our network for the Metro Tunnel.
The $12.33 million project includes an enhanced station entrance and a new accessible tram stop, to make it safer, easier and more convenient for everyone.
Widening the station entrance on Toorak Road will enhance passenger flow in and out of the station into the surrounding residential, business and shopping precinct. We’re also widening the pedestrian crossing, so passengers and other pedestrians can cross Toorak Road safely.
Inside the station entrance we will install more myki gates and updating the ticket window to make it more accessible for passengers using mobility aids.
Outside, a new extended canopy has been designed to provide more protection from the weather.
View concept images for the proposed new station entrance.
A new accessible tram stop
As part of the upgrade, we are planning to build an accessible tram stop on Toorak Road. The new tram stop will be fully integrated with Melbourne’s expanding fleet of low-floor trams running along Route 58. The tram stop will include shelter from the weather and passenger information displays.
The stop design also includes new dedicated bicycle lanes to allow cyclists to safely travel past the tram stop.
The preferred design and location of the tram stop platforms was influenced by a number of complex technical issues and challenges including the location of the station above the rail tracks on the Toorak Road rail bridge and the design and structure of the bridge itself.
Find out more and view the options we looked at the for tram stop locations.
Join the conversation
You can find out more and provide your feedback on the proposed station upgrade online
After sharing our proposed plans with the community we'll be submitting a planning application to Stonnington City Council in the second half of 2019.
Construction of the tram stop and station is expected to take place later in 2020.
We're working closely with Rail Projects Victoria and the City of Stonnington to ensure a coordinated approach to construction activity. We will make every effort to minimise disruption to local residents and businesses. We will provide more detail as planning progresses.
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