Melbourne operates the world's largest tram network. Public Transport Victoria are delivering a large program of works to upgrade the network to a world class system, improving its accessibility, capacity, reliability and safety.
- Improving tram accessibility: Victoria has an obligation under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) to significantly increase the number of level access stops and low-floor trams on the network over time.
- New E-Class trams: As part of the Tram Procurement Program, Dandenong based company Bombardier will design, construct and maintain 50 new low-floor E-Class trams for Melbourne’s tram network. E-Class trams will not only be the biggest that Melbourne has ever seen, they will also be the safest and most accessible with a range of innovative features.
- Restoring W-Class trams: The 2011-12 State Budget committed $8 million to restoring Melbourne's historic W-Class trams.
- Level access tram stops: Melbourne’s tram stops are being upgraded so that they provide improved access to trams.
- Route 96 Project: PTV in partnership with Yarra Trams and VicRoads is currently developing plans for infrastructure upgrades along Route 96 to improve access, safety, reliability and efficiency for tram customers using the route.
- Tram Procurement Program: A package of fleet and associated works which will improve the capacity and reliability of Melbourne’s tram network. The early projects are the upgrade of Southbank Depot and Route 96 project.
- Tram Route 86 Improvement Project: A partnership project between Local and State Governments to introduce priority measures to enable a faster and more reliable tram service and create a safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment in this Activity Centre.
- Tram Power Upgrade: The Victorian Government has invested $800 million for new trams and supporting infrastructure to revitalise Melbourne’s tram network.