The 500m loop between High and Tuam Streets has been closed since January, following a tram derailment.
The Christchurch City Council has since investigated the cause of the derailment, and determined that this was the result of several contributing factors.
“We’re now at the point where we’ve completed our investigations and have worked with the contractor to come up with a solution to get this important tourist attraction back up and running at full capacity,” Transport Operations Manager Stephen Wright says.
“The tracks will be upgraded and the contractor will also be replacing some of the components that haven’t been working quite right.”
“We know disruption to the central city can be inconvenient for residents and local business, so we’ll be working hard to minimise the impacts and will be providing regular updates.”
It is anticipated the work will take three months and the cost will be covered under the defects liability period. It is envisaged that these remedial measures will be completed by the start of the tourist season.