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Melbourne University Tram Terminus
by FMSA Architects



At the North end of Swanston Street, ten tram routes terminate and are rescheduled for their return through the CBD and back to the South-East suburbs. With advent of the new 30m long Combino tramcar it was necessary to remodel this key terminus to provide improved timetabling flexibility. This significant renovation of infrastructure also led the opportunity for the redevelopment of the Tram Stop to be rebuilt as a fully DDA

compliant Stop. The brief for the DDA compliant Tram Stop also encompassed a new concept for the Melbourne network; a Tram Stop that responded to a local neighbourhood context. A Tram Stop that was distinctive and responded to the intense passenger demand created by the Melbourne University student population and the growing high-rise development in the adjacent Melbourne University Eastern Precinct urban development area.

Melbourne, VIC
FMSA Architects
03 9329 6555
Project Team
Project architect: Mr Najib Zohab, FMSA Architects
Design architect: Mr Peter Sandow, FMSA Architects
Project manager: Mr Peter Botterill, FMSA Construction Management
Structural consultant: Mr Kah Hon, KH Engineering
Services consultant: Mr Peter Satchell, Sinclair Knight Merz
Builder: FMSA Construction Management
Photographer: Mr Mark Munro, Mark Munro Photography
Other Team Members : Ben Sandow

Photographs by Mr Mark Munro of Mark Munro Photography, text by FMSA Architects

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