26 September 2023

Upgrades complete at tram terminus

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Route 58 passengers are set to benefit from more reliable services and improved accessibility along Melville Road.

Minister for Public Transport, Melissa Horne said the newly re-opened upgraded tram terminus would make it easier for passengers who need assistance to catch the tram at the end of the line.

“The upgrade includes a new platform that aligns with low-floor trams for easier boarding, [and] new customer information displays,” Ms Horne said.

“[The terminus] also delivers more shelter, a seating area, improved lighting and safety barriers,” she said.

“It’s delivered brand new amenities for drivers and has created an improved transport hub at the end of the line in Pascoe Vale South connecting passengers with a range of services and shops they use every day.”

Ms Horne said the upgraded terminus would also assist with the gradual introduction of the E-Class trams.

“Route 58 connects locals with the CBD and key health services such as the Royal Children’s Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre,” she said.

Ms Horne thanked passengers for their patience during the upgrade works.

Member for Pascoe Vale, Lizzie Blandthorn said the addition of a stabling area at the Melville Road terminus made it easier for trams to turn around, which gave passengers on Route 58 more reliable services to and from the city.

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