Route 1 and 6 - Tram improvement work – Wednesday 3 to Tuesday 16 January

Service changes will apply on Route 1 and 6 trams from Wednesday 3 January to Tuesday 16 January first to last tram.

Service changes

  • Route 1 and 6 trams will operate as Route 1a & 6a, with buses replacing trams between Stop 1 Melbourne University and Stop 122 Glenlyon Road. Buses will divert around the work zone, travelling via Rathdowne Street.

Tram stop changes

  • Stops 113-119  will be indirectly serviced by replacement buses. Buses will stop at existing bus route 250/251 stops along Rathdowne Street, approximately 270m/3 min walk from Lygon Street.
  • Stop 120 Brunswick Road and Stop 121 Weston Street will not be serviced by replacement buses.

Alternative travel options

 Passengers may wish to consider the following alternative travel options:

  • Route 19 trams via Elizabeth Street and Sydney Road
  • Route 96 trams via Bourke Street and Nicholson Street
  • Transdev bus 250 or 251 via Lonsdale Street and Rathdowne Street.


Please note: from first tram to 6am Wednesday 3 January, buses will replace trams between Stop 1 Melbourne University and East Coburg/Moreland.

During the work, trams and replacement buses will operate to the normal frequency, however they may not arrive at the scheduled time due to traffic congestion. We recommend you allow extra time for your journey.

Work zone fencing will be installed in stages throughout the work. Pedestrians will need to walk around the work zone or use designated pathways to cross. Check map for details on stages and crossings. More info.


Tell us about your recent experience! 

Public Transport Victoria are conducting a survey with passengers about their recent experiences using roads and public transport during the summer works period. Click  here to find out more and take part.


For train, tram and bus information or to provide  feedback call 1800 800 007 6am-midnight (all night Friday & Saturday).

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