Route 96 upgrade
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.
Nicholson Street (between Fitzroy/Carlton and Fitzroy North/Brunswick East) will be closed to traffic in early January 2020 to build six new tram stops and replace tracks and overhead wires.
Expect road closures; changes to local access; detours for traffic, public transport, bicycle users and pedestrians. Nicholson Street’s footpaths will remain open for pedestrians - however, there will be limited crossing points.
- Download the Route 96 - Construction Update 3 (PDF)
- Download the Route 96 - Construction Update 3, accessible version (DOCX) 17 KB
- Download the Bike detour map (PDF)
- Download the tram replacement bus route map (PDF)
Do you have any questions about the work?
To find out more or if you have an urgent need during the work call 1800 800 007 from 6am to midnight daily (all night Friday and Saturday). For urgent needs outside of these times call 0466 853 477.
A project shaped by community feedback
In 2013 and again in early 2018, the community provided feedback on the proposed changes to Route 96 stops on Nicholson Street. View the full consultation report below or on Get Involved, our online consultation space.
- Download the Nicholson Street Upgrade consultation summary (PDF) 2.8 MB
- Download the Nicholson Street Upgrade consultation summary - accessible version (DOCX) 180 KB