New Swan St tram stop now open

29 May, 2019Streamlining Hoddle Street

A new twin-platform tram stop on Swan Street is now open.

Crews worked around the clock to complete a months’ worth of work in just four 24-hour days.

The new tram stop includes:

  • an accessible platform with shelters
  • an additional signalised pedestrian crossing closer to Richmond Station
  • lighting and passenger information displays
  • compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) to provide safer and easier access for people with mobility needs or parents with prams.

This milestone marks the end of major construction for the Streamlining Hoddle Street project. Over the coming months, work will continue on minor construction, landscaping and streetscaping with completion expected in late 2019.

The new p-turn movement was first introduced at Johnston Street in April 2018 and major works finished at the Eastern Freeway in late 2018.

In March 2019 we opened Victoria’s first continuous flow intersection at the corner of Punt Road and Swan Street.

The continuous flow intersection is designed to give more “Go Time” to the north-south traffic flow along Punt Road and Hoddle Street.

Initial data shows drivers are receiving around 30% more go time on Punt Road in the morning peak, getting more people through the intersection every hour.

For more information see the Hoddle Street project page.

Watch how the tram stop was built in this video.

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