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Melville Road Upgrade Gives Locals Accessible Tram Hub

24 February 2020

Route 58 passengers will benefit from more reliable services and improved accessibility along Melville Road, thanks to upgrades by the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today inspected the newly re-opened upgraded tram terminus, which will 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, new customer information displays, and also delivers more shelter, a seating area, improved lighting and safety barriers.

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. It will also help 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.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Public Transport Melissa Horne

“While we continue to add services across the network, we’re also upgrading tram stops to make them more accessible for all Victorians.”

“We thank passengers for their patience during these works, which will deliver better access to tram services on Route 58.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn

“These upgrades provide people along the Route 58 tram line with a safer and more accessible way of getting to the shops and using services along Melville Road.”

“Adding a stabling area has made it easier for trams to turn around, which gives passengers on Route 58 more reliable services to and from the city.”

Reviewed 29 June 2020

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