Building a new substation at St Kilda Junction

To ensure there is enough power to run new trams and keep the network operating smoothly, we are upgrading the power system for Melbourne's tram network.

This includes a new substation on St Kilda Road, St Kilda. The substation has been strategically placed to provide power to Route 3/3a, 5, 16, 64 and 67 trams.

Constructing a new a façade for the substation

To help design a new façade for the substation we asked the community for feedback on three architectural design options. The community indicated a strong preference for the ‘Future Forest’ option (72 per cent of respondents). 

We are now finalising the design and preparing to start construction of the façade by the end of 2018.

We will work with Yarra Trams and the construction company to provide the community with more details about dates and activities during the construction period as soon as these are finalised.

More information about the project is available from Yarra Trams.