Tram Noise Update
As you may be aware over the past couple of months, we have trialled a number of measures in order to find a solution that will reduce the noise emitted on the curved sections of tram track along St Kilda Road. These measures have included rail grinding, a water cart, installation of a crack sealant and manual application of a friction modifier. In addition to this we have also undertaken assessments by independent noise specialists.
The results of all trialled mitigation measures were reviewed and assessed against their effectiveness to reduce the ‘wheel squeal’ as much as possible. The friction modifier has been identified as the preferred solution, however before it can be installed on St Kilda Road it still needs to undergo an approval process by the rail safety regulator, Transport Safety Victoria.
As there is still an approval process to go through, it is difficult to provide an exact date for a recommended solution to be implemented. We are however committed to providing you with regular updates as things progress. We are hoping to issue an update to residents with estimated timings within the next few weeks.
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we investigate potential mitigation measures.
If you have any questions regarding these works or would like more information on our project, please visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 105 105.