We’re upgrading South Yarra Station, one of Melbourne’s busiest stations, as we also prepare our network for the Metro Tunnel.
The South Yarra Station Upgrade will include improvements to the entrance area, layout and amenities. A new canopy over the entrance and a new tram stop on Toorak Road.
Stage one and two of our major works to relieve congestion and improve accessibility at South Yarra Station are now complete.
The upgrade will provide more space for passengers with a new concourse area double its previous size, more myki gates, improved lighting, and an upgraded accessible ticket window. A new canopy over the station entrance provides more shelter for people outside the station on Toorak Road.
The completed station upgrade works include:
- widening the station entrance on Toorak Road to reduce congestion
- constructing a new canopy over the station entrance to provide more shelter for people outside on Toorak Road
- refurbishment of the concourse area with improved lighting, and finishes
- upgrading ticketing and staff office facilities
- increasing the number of myki gates and improving their layout
- upgrading customer wayfinding.
Our final stage will include the construction of an accessible tram stop on Toorak Road that will be fully integrated with Melbourne’s expanding fleet of low-floor trams. This will also include new dedicated bike lanes to allow cyclists to safely travel past the tram stop and bike facilities on both sides of Toorak Road.
Construction of the tram stop will take place from Friday 11 June 2021 and Saturday 19 June 2021.
From Friday 18 June 2021, we will introduce changes to traffic turning movements at the intersection of Yarra Street and Toorak Road as part of a 12-month trial.
From this date, vehicles will only be able to turn left out of Yarra Street onto Toorak Road. The trial will ban right turns in and out of Yarra Street, as well as the left turn in.
The trial is a result of significant community feedback received during the tram stop design consultation, in mid-2019, which raised safety concerns for pedestrians crossing the Yarra Street and Toorak Road intersection.
The trial will begin once the tram stop upgrade is complete and aims to help improve pedestrian safety at this busy location. We are working closely with Stonnington City Council to deliver this 12-month trial.
To understand the impact of the changed traffic conditions at the Yarra Street and Toorak Road intersection we will continue to seek community feedback throughout the trial duration.
Once the trial ends, we will share the outcome with the community and continue to work closely with Stonnington City Council on the next steps.
We’ll share details about how you can have your say on the changes to the intersection in the coming weeks.
South Yarra drop-in session
Our second drop-in session is no longer going ahead due to increased Covid-19 restrictions.
You can take a look at all of the information shown at the event here.
If you have any questions about the upcoming tram stop upgrade or Route 58 infrastructure works, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Station concept designs
See the concept design plans for the South Yarra Station entrance and the tram stop.
Find out more about the South Yarra Station Upgrade consultation.