Update: November 2023

Engagement on this project has now closed, and summaries of the community feedback from each site can be found by visiting engage.vic.gov.au. Further consultation on this project will be held in early 2024.

Danks St & Port Melbourne tram substations

The Department of Transport and Planning (DTP) is revitalising Melbourne’s tram network to meet the city’s future needs and increasing demands on the network.

The community was invited to have their say about plans for two new tram substations, one in Port Melbourne and one in Albert Park, which will improve reliability for passengers on Route 109 and Route 1.

Tram substations are self-contained, unstaffed buildings that deliver power to the tram network.

Upgrading the tram power supply on these routes will lead to smoother rides and reduce occasional sudden stops, which are disruptive and uncomfortable for passengers and can result in delays in journeys as well as traffic congestion.

The Department of Transport and Planning has identified potential sites for the two substations.

A site has been identified in the rail reserve immediately north of Bridge Street in Port Melbourne as well as a site near the corner of Danks Street and Victoria Avenue in Albert Park.

The sites enable the tram substations to be connected to the tram network where more power is needed.

For more information about the substations you can visit engage.vic.gov.au

Getting involved

Community members were involved in this project in May - June 2023 by completing an online survey or attending an information session. Engagement was open at the following project pages:

Further consultation on this project will take place in early 2024.