Tram Route 86 Improvement Project
Cost: $25.1 million (Stage one)
Stage one of the Trame Route 86 Improvement project is now complete.
Northcote's two new pairs of kerb extension tram stops opened on Monday 20 February 2012 and include a shared path for pedestrians and cyclists travelling along High Street.
Westgarth's new central island platform stops, at Westgarth Street and Clarke Street, opened on 23 January and are the first of their kind in Melbourne.
The Tram Route 86 Improvement project is a three-stage project being delivered in partnership by the City of Darebin and the State Government.
Aims of the project include:
- introduce priority measures to enable a faster and more reliable tram service
- provide access to the tram for the elderly, people with disabilities and parents with prams
- create a safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment in Activity Centres, and
- identify the opportunity to increase residential density along the corridor.
The Victorian Government is seeking Infrastructure Australia support for Commonwealth funding for delivery of Tram Route 86.