Island Tram Stop For Wellington Parade

Island Tram Stop For Wellington Parade

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

Work Begins On Melbourne’s Biggest Tram Stop

Victor P Taffa

The construction of Melbourne’s biggest tram stop, on Wellington Parade in Jolimont near the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), has begun.

 

Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan, said the new island platform stop will be 80 metres long, with capacity for 450 passengers and two E-Class trams.

The new stop, located between Powlett and Clarendon Streets on Wellington Parade, will cater for daily commuters as well as tens of thousands of sports fans attending major events at the MCG.

“It’s fitting that Melbourne’s biggest venue has Melbourne’s biggest tram stop, to move tens of thousands of sports fans to and from the MCG.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.

“The new stop will be big enough for 450 passengers and long enough for two E-Class trams. The new stop will also be safer, more accessible and more comfortable for passengers who use the stop every day.”

It will combine two pairs of existing stops and improve passenger connectivity to Jolimont Railway Station, provide realtime information and include seats and shelters to improve passenger comfort.

The new stop will also be more accessible and safe, with level-access to low-floor trams, more lighting and a new pedestrian crossing.

“The Andrews Government is investing in our public transport system to get people home safer and sooner every day.” Ms. Allan said.

To enable the new mega-stop to be built safely and efficiently, there will be various road, tram and pedestrian impacts during construction between 10-17 October.

Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

VIC Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railway Improvements

Improvements to the Tram Stop on Wellington Parade near the MCG are good news. Editor Victor P Taffa has been to Melbourne for the Grand Final and on other occasions. However the Rail Network also needs improvements. Jolimont Railway Station is overwhelmed with commuters particularly after sporting events at the MCG and a Jolimont-Burnley direct connection is needed to ease rail congestion at Richmond Railway Station. The distance between Jolimont and Burnley is about 3 km.

Burnley-Jolimont Direct Connection:

  • Ease Congestion at 10 Platform Richmond Railway Station
  • Double Track Y Link to West Richmond
  • Richmond Railway Station serves 8 Lines
  • Jolimont Railway Station serves 2 Lines