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Trams Won't Be Running Down Sydney Road This Weekend

Instead, replacement buses will run between the Queen Vic Market and Brunswick Tram Depot from Saturday to Monday.
By Libby Curran
April 17, 2018
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Trams Won't Be Running Down Sydney Road This Weekend

Instead, replacement buses will run between the Queen Vic Market and Brunswick Tram Depot from Saturday to Monday.
By Libby Curran
April 17, 2018
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If you're trekking around Sydney Road and Melbourne's inner north this weekend, you'd best be prepared for a few changes to your usual transport routine.

From 12.30am this Saturday, April 21, until the final tram on Monday, April 23, Route 19 trams are set to be replaced by buses, as construction begins on a new accessible platform at Stop 19, on the corner of Brunswick Road and Sydney Road.

The buses will run in place of the usual trams between Stop 7 at The Queen Victoria Market and Stop 27 at the Brunswick Tram Depot, picking up travellers at temporary stops and existing kerbside tram stops.

Public Transport Victoria has also warned that services could experience delays, and is urging passengers to leave a little extra time for their travels. The Route 59 service between the CBD and Flemington Road will feature extra trams during peak times this weekend to help take off some of the pressure — but if you've got a bike, this might be a good weekend to get some use out of it.

Jump over to the PTV website for more information about the changes.

Image: PeterChickenCampbell via Wikimedia Commons. 

Published on April 17, 2018 by Libby Curran

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