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Melbourne tram stop closures

In recent years many tram stops in Melbourne have been permantly closed, either replaced by nearby platform stops in an failed effort to speed up services, or due to safety concerns with motorists speeding past stopped trams.

Former outbound tram stop 33 on route 57 at Melbourne Showgrounds and Union Road

Closed permanently from Saturday 17 September due to 'safety' reasons

12 July 2017 16:32 PM
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Former outbound tram stop 33 on route 57 at Melbourne Showgrounds and Union Road

Closed permanently from Saturday 17 September due to 'safety' reasons

12 July 2017 16:32 PM
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Closed tram stop at Collins and Queen Street

Due to the new platform stop at Collins and William Street

30 June 2015 13:29 PM
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Closed tram stop at Collins and King Street

Due to the new platform stop at Collins and William Street

30 June 2015 13:17 PM
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Closed tram stop at Collins and King Street

Due to the new platform stop at Collins and William Street

30 June 2015 13:17 PM
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Closed tram stop at Collins and King Street

Due to the new platform stop at Collins and William Street

30 June 2015 13:16 PM
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Heritage listed MMTB tram shelter on Macarthur Street

Gates closed across the entrance, preventing it from being used by tram passengers or rough sleepers

28 October 2014 18:18 PM
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Laneway at the east end of stop 7 on La Trobe Street at Russell Street

Apparently Yarra Trams wouldn't get council permission to lengthen the stops, so instead they close them to passengers

19 April 2014 16:59 PM
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Notice of two closed tram stops on La Trobe Street due to 'safety reasons'

Apparently Yarra Trams wouldn't get council permission to lengthen the stops, so instead they close them to passengers

19 April 2014 16:59 PM
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Stop 7 on La Trobe Street at Russell Street closed to passengers

Apparently Yarra Trams wouldn't get council permission to lengthen the stops, so instead they close them to passengers

19 April 2014 16:58 PM
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Northbound tram stop 21 on Flemington Road at Racecourse Road closed for good

12 December 2013 17:16 PM
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Southbound tram stop 21 on Flemington Road at Racecourse Road closed for good

12 December 2013 17:15 PM
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(3 times this week, 12 times this month, 12 times this year)

Southbound safety zone closed at the corner of Elizabeth and La Trobe

Replaced by the new platform stops in the background

4 November 2013 08:59 AM
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Tram stop 6 at Franklin and Elizabeth Streets closed for good

Replaced by the new platform stops at La Trobe Street, with the Queen Victoria Market stop being a similar distance away

4 November 2013 08:45 AM
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Removed tram stop 121 at Bourke & Spencer Streets, for routes 75 and 86

3 June 2013 13:58 PM
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Closed tram stop 121 at Bourke & Spencer Streets, for routes 75 and 86

"A recent review by Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria of the environment and layout at these stops has identified an increased safety risk to passengers and pedestrians. A number of improvement strategies have been trialled with minimal success"
http://www.yarratrams.com.au/using-trams/service-changes/service-changes/2013/closure-of-stops-on-routes-55,-75-86/

3 June 2013 13:57 PM
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Removed tram stop 3 on route 55, corner of Flinders Lane and William Street

It used to be a safety zone, just a hundred metres from the stop before. "A recent review by Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria of the environment and layout at these stops has identified an increased safety risk to passengers and pedestrians. A number of improvement strategies have been trialled with minimal success"
http://www.yarratrams.com.au/using-trams/service-changes/service-changes/2013/closure-of-stops-on-routes-55,-75-86/

31 May 2013 14:25 PM
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Closed tram stop at Swanston and Lonsdale Streets

Closed due to the new platform tram stops opened at La Trobe and Bourke Streets

11 July 2012 14:35 PM
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Passenger at Lonsdale Street oblivious to the 'tram stop closed' sign

Replaced by the new platform tram stops opened at La Trobe and Bourke Streets

10 July 2012 12:17 PM
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Decommissioned tram stop on Swanston Street, due to the new platform stop at Melbourne Central Station

4 May 2012 14:19 PM
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