St Kilda Road has reopened to traffic, and the new Anzac Station tram stop is open to passengers, after a 3-week blitz to realign St Kilda Road tram tracks around the future Metro Tunnel station entrance.
The tram stop replaces the old Domain Interchange and is the first piece of public infrastructure delivered by the Metro Tunnel Project. Its extra-long platforms will accommodate up to 4 trams at any one time to cater for large crowds for events such as Anzac Day and the Grand Prix.
St Kilda Road tram services have resumed, however construction is continuing on the train station below ground. Some areas of the tram stop will remain closed to the public for safety. Passengers are advised to take care and follow signs.
Pedestrians can access the tram stop from either side of St Kilda Road, with crossings on the west side at Albert Road and on the east side near Melbourne Grammar School.
Works to build the new protected kerbside bike lanes on St Kilda Road are continuing until late 2023. While these works are underway, some sections of the outer traffic lanes will be closed between Toorak Road and St Kilda Junction. Visit Major Road Projects Victoria for more information.
When Anzac Station opens to passengers a year ahead of schedule in 2025, it will become Melbourne’s first direct train/tram interchange, linked by escalators, stairs and lifts from the tram stop on St Kilda Road to the station platforms underground.
Passengers will be able to change directly between St Kilda Road tram services and Metro Tunnel, Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury line services – and in the future, Melbourne Airport Rail services.