Route 96 Upgrade Project – Nicholson Street

We’re working with Public Transport Victoria (PTV) to upgrade three pairs of tram stops on Nicholson Street between Brunswick Road and Blyth Street to Easy Access Stops.

As part of a $1.1 billion investment in the tram network, the State Government is upgrading Route 96 to become Melbourne's first fully accessible route.

We're converting tram stops to disability accessible stops known as Easy Access Stops to be compliant to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

VicRoads on behalf of PTV, is leading the design development of this section of the project which runs from Brunswick Road to Blyth Street.

To find out more about upgrades to other sections of Route 96, view the PTV website here.


Benefits of Easy Access Stops include:
  • Better accessibility for people with mobility impairments, as well as the elderly and people travelling with items like prams and shopping trolleys.
  • Better tram travel times.
  • More cars stopping at tram stops.
  • Improved safety for tram passengers getting off the tram.

Please note, at this stage, VicRoads is looking at design development only.  Construction of the stops is to be determined by PTV at a later date.

Community involvement

We're currently consulting with key stakeholders and will keep you updated regarding the results of these consultations.

Contact us

For more information on the Route 96 Upgrade Project, email VicRoads at [email protected] or please see PTV website.

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