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Fight the closure of Collins Street tram stops

Yarra Trams wants to close two tram stops in Collins Street and move two other tram stops away from intersections, where they provide convenient access to cross streets and to some of Melbourne's busiest bus routes.

The PTUA, the Collins Street Precinct Association and other concerned local people and businesses are fighting the plans. We aim to convince the Melbourne City Council to put pressure on Yarra Trams and the State Government (who as the responsible authority have rolled over and allowed Yarra Trams to go ahead). There are still a couple of weeks in which to act.

19/05/2005: City Mourns Tram Stop, Demands a Resurrection - A public funeral for a dying tram stop at the corner of Collins and Russell Streets will be held on Monday 23 May. Traders, passengers and elderly citizens' groups will form a solemn procession in Collins Street and urge the Transport Minister to 'see sense' before more stops die.

02/05/2005: Access For All on Melbourne's Tram Network - A coalition of public transport and disability advocates / groups (PTUA, DRC, VCOSS, Paraquad) call on the government and Yarra Trams to make all platform stops one-for-one replacements for existing tram stops. The introduction of platform stops making boarding possible for everyone, should not, in itself, involve any loss of the existing number of tram stop locations.

STOP PRESS: Tram Stop Cuts Approved - Campaign Enters New Phase

11/04/2005: Public Transport Users Association Submission to Planning and Environment Committee 'Think Tram' Proposal - Collins Street

11/04/2005: Tram Stop Decision Imminent - Alternative Proposal to be Considered by Council

4/3/2005: PTUA submission to Melbourne City Council/Yarra Trams consultation process on Collins Street tram stops (PDF 106Kb)

2/3/2005: Age: MCC rejects plan to axe city trams stops: A controversial plan to cut the number of tram stops on Collins Street was rejected by Melbourne City Council at a meeting last night. The council had been expected to approve the plan but voted instead to express concern about it and establish a working party to examine other options.

How to help: Write a letter to The Age, Herald Sun or The Melbourne Times, or to your MP.

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Last Modified: 13 April 2004