3 Nicholson Street Route 96 Tram Stops To Be Upgraded

3 Nicholson Street Route 96 Tram Stops To Be Upgraded

Victoria Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

Safety Upgrades For Nicholson Street Tram Stops

Victor P Taffa

3 tram stops on Nicholson Street will be upgraded over the next week, making it safer and easier for passengers to get on and off trams on one of Melbourne’s busiest routes.

“We’re improving one of the busiest tram routes on the network by adding more accessible stops and low floor trams making it easier for people with mobility needs, parents with prams and the elderly to get around.” Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne said.

“We thank passengers for their patience during these works, which will deliver better access to tram services on Route 96.”

Improved stops on Route 96 between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street will include larger waiting areas, better lighting and improved shelter, and will be more visible for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Stops will also provide real-time visual and audio service information to help passengers know when the next tram is coming.

Road next to the stops will also be raised, giving passengers direct and level access between low-floor E-Class trams and the footpath.

Around the clock works will take place from 11-17 May to deliver the improvements, with temporary Nicholson Street road closures (between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street) and some parking and pedestrian restrictions.

Buses will replace trams on Route 96 between Pigdon Street in Carlton North and Blyth Street in Brunswick East for the duration of the works.

  • Stop 23 at Miller Street will also be relocated to improve spacing between stops,
  • Stop 24 at Glenlyon Road will be upgraded,
  • Stop 25 at Albert Street will also be relocated to improve spacing between stops.

Delivery of accessibility upgrades to Stop 25 will be staged to allow further design and consultation to occur for the eastern side of the stop. This is to ensure traffic movements in the area are accommodated.

Tram stop upgrades will help prepare the network for expected population growth around Nicholson Street, with new apartment buildings expected to be built in the area within the coming years.

Route 96, which runs between St. Kilda Beach and Brunswick East, is one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes with more than 345,000 passengers using the line during a typical week.

These upgrades are part of the Andrews Government’s ongoing work to modernise and improve Melbourne’s tram network and complement the ongoing roll out of 90 E-Class trams the biggest and most accessible on the network.

VIC Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

Route 96 Tram Stops:

Brunswick East

27                    Blyth St. & Nicholson St.

26                    Victoria St. & Nicholson St.

25                    Albert St. & Nicholson St. Tram Stop Upgrade

Fitzroy North

24                    Glenlyon Rd & Nicholson St. Tram Stop Upgrade

23                    Miller St. & Nicholson St. Tram Stop Upgrade

22                    Holden St. & Nicholson St.

21                    Scotchmer St. & Nicholson St.

20                    Reid St. & Nicholson St.

19                    Tempany St. & Nicholson St.

18                    Freeman St. & Nicholson St.

17                    Alexandra Pde. & Nicholson St.

16                    Rose St. & Nicholson St.


13                    Johnston St. & Nicholson St.

12                    Moor St. & Nicholson St.

11                    Melbourne Museum


10                    Parliament Station

9                      Spring St. & Bourke St.

7                      Russell St. & Bourke St.

6                      Swanston St. & Bourke St.

5                      Bourke Street Mall

4                      Queen St. & Bourke St.

3                      William St & Bourke St

1                      Southern Cross Station, Spencer Street

122                  Southern Cross Station, Collins St.

124                  Batman Park – Flinders St.


124A               Casino/MCEC

125                  Clarendon St. Junction & Normanby Rd.

126                  City Rd.

127                  South Melbourne

South Melbourne

128                  Albert Park

129                  Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

130                  Middle Park

Middle Park

131                  Fraser St.

132                  St. Kilda Station

St. Kilda

133                  Canterbury Rd & Fitzroy St

134                  Park St. & Fitzroy St.

135                  Jacka Blvd. & Fitzroy St.

136                  The Esplanade

138                  Luna Park

139                  Acland St.


Tram 96 Headed For Acland Street St. Kilda Terminus