Metro Tunnel tram service changes – Toorak Road West and St Kilda Road – Saturday 1 July to Tuesday 11 July

  • Works in preparation for major construction of the Metro Tunnel are underway in the Domain precinct, South Yarra
  • Yarra Trams, on behalf of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA), is building new tram infrastructure on Toorak Road West and St Kilda Road
  • Major tram service disruption is 11 days, during the July school holidays, from 1-11 July
  • Once completed, Route 58 will travel further down St Kilda Road, turning left at Toorak Road instead of Domain Road, to allow for the closure of Domain Road during construction
  • Passengers will be updated via this webpage, tramTRACKER app, @yarratrams on social media, via signage along affected routes, and on-board trams
  • Visit Public Transport Victoria for service changes and to plan your journey

Metro Tunnel works - Tram Impacts

From Saturday 1 to Tuesday 11 July, buses will replace St Kilda Rd trams, including Route 58, due to Metro Tunnel work in St Kilda Road and Toorak Road.

  • Please avoid the major works area wherever possible
  • We recommend seeking alternative travel options during this time
  • Please expect up to 30 minutes additional journey time

Toorak Rd West Map

Quick reference by route

  • Route 1: unaffected by the work
  • Routes 3, 3a, 5, 16, 64, 67: buses will replace trams between Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 25 Commercial Road
  • Route 6: buses will replace trams between Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and High Street/St Kilda Road
  • Route 58: buses will replace trams between Stop 20 Domain Interchange and Toorak
  • Route 72: buses will replace trams between Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and Stop 26 Alfred Hospital

Please note, buses will also replace St Kilda Road trams & Route 58 from 10pm Friday 30 June. 

Quick guide to tram replacement buses

  • Replacement buses will operate every few minutes along St Kilda Road
  • Route 6, 58 & 72 replacement buses will operate to the normal tram frequency
  • Tram replacement buses will be accessible depending on availability
  • Accessible transport between tram interchanges will be available on request
  • Customer Service Employees will be available for passengers requiring assistance on their journey

Route 6 

  • From City: transfer to bus at Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance
  • To City: transfer to bus at transfer to bus at High Street/St Kilda Road (temporary stop) 

Route 58

  • From City: transfer to bus at Stop 20 Domain Interchange
  • To City: catch bus from existing tram stops between Toorak and Domain Interchange

Route 72

  • From City: transfer to bus at Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance
  • To City: transfer to bus at Stop 26 Alfred Hospital

Routes 3, 3a, 5, 16, 64 & 67

  • From City: transfer to bus at Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance
  • To City: transfer to bus at Stop 25 Commercial Road/St Kilda Road

Walking distances between Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance & Stop 27 High St

TRW walking distances

Closed tram stops (not serviced by replacement buses)

Route 58 10pm Friday 30 June to last tram Sunday 2 July

  • Stop 25 Randall Place
  • Stop 26 Toorak Road
  • Stop 27 Walsh Street
  • Stop 28 Punt Road

Routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 & 72 - 10pm Friday 30 June to last tram Tuesday 11 July 

  • Stop 21 Bowen Crescent
  • Stop 22 Toorak Road

Please note, St Kilda Road bus replacements departing from the Shrine of Remembrance will not service Stop 20 Domain Interchange. Only Route 58 replacement buses depart from Domain Interchange. 

Route 58 - from Wednesday 12 July

After the work, Route 58 trams will travel along St Kilda Road and Toorak Road instead of Domain Road and Park Street. New accessible platform stops will be built in St Kilda Road at Toorak Road, and in Toorak Road near Millswyn Street. 

Bus service changes

Service changes will also affect bus routes 216, 219 & 220 along St Kilda Road, including temporary stop closures and delays of up to 30 minutes. Please see ptv.vic.gov.au for more information.

Key destinations and alternative travel options

  • Royal Botanic Gardens: catch a Route 6a or 67a tram to Stop 20 Domain Interchange
  • Alfred Hospital:  catch a Route 72 replacement bus from Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance or Transdev Buses 216, 219, 220 via St Kilda Road
  • Luna Park and St Kilda:  catch a Route 12 or 96 tram between the City and St Kilda
  • Como or Toorak Village: catch a train between the City and South Yarra Station and walk
  • Prahran Market: catch a train between the City and Prahran Station and walk
  • Jewish Museum:  catch a train to Balaclava Station and connect with Route 3/3a trams. Take tram to Stop 32 Alma Road
  • Chinese Consulate St Kilda Rd: catch a Route 6a or 67a tram to Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and transfer to a Route 6 tram replacement bus to Stop 26 Moubray Street
  • Chinese Consulate Toorak Rd: catch a Route 58 replacement bus from Stop 20 Domain Interchange to Stop 39 Mattingly Crescent
  • French Consulate or Indian Consulate:  catch aRoute 6a or 67a tram to Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance
  • Mantra or Parkview Hotel St Kilda Rd:  catch any tram replacement bus from Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance to Stop 25 Commercial Road and walk
  • Royce Hotel St Kilda Rd:  catch a Route 6a or 67a tram to Stop 20 Domain Interchange and walk
  • Park Regis Griffin Suites St Kilda Rd: catch a Route 6a or 67a tram to Stop 19 Shrine of Remembrance and transfer to a Route 6 tram replacement bus to Stop 26 Moubray St

More information

Metro Tunnel Project

Contact Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on 1800 551 927 (24/7)

Visit Metro Tunnel website for more information.

Tram service changes

Contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 6am-midnight (all night Friday & Saturday) or provide feedback.  

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