Domain Station location and access
Domain Station will be an important interchange station between train and tram services, providing access to existing business precincts and growing residential areas on St Kilda Road, Kings Way and in South Melbourne, Southbank and the expanding western CBD.
Domain Station is expected to provide access to around 33,000 jobs in the precinct, and 17,000 residents will be within 800 metres of the station location from 2031.
Domain Station is strategically placed to ease pressure on the St Kilda Road / Swanston Street tram corridor, which is the busiest tram corridor in the world and is currently experiencing significant crowding issues. It will feature a convenient, direct train – tram interchange within a new tram super stop on St Kilda Road. Its train - tram interchange will also enable sometram services to be re-routed to service the growing west of the CBD.
The station also make it easier to visit some of Melbourne's most valued parks and attractions such as the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park.
Domain Station will be accessed from three entry points, located near:
- the outer edge of the Shrine of Remembrance grounds
- Albert Road Reserve
- in the middle of St Kilda Road, where a relocated Domain Tram Interchange will provide passengers a quick and convenient interchange between trains and trams.
Access between the street level and the station platforms will be provided via escalators, stairs and lifts.
The station entrances are strategically placed to provide a pedestrian walkway underneath busy St Kilda Road, improving safety for the many pedestrians that use the precinct.
Domain Station will be a Zone 1 station on the Sunbury to Pakenham / Cranbourne line.
The station's ventilation shafts will circulate air from the station concourse, platforms and tunnels for the comfort of passengers. They will also include exhaust systems that, in the event of an emergency, will quickly remove fumes from the station and tunnels. The Metro Tunnel will be used exclusively by electric trains.
It is proposed that Domain Station's ventilation shafts will be located in the St Kilda Road median and near Bowen Crescent. The exact location and design of the ventilation shafts will be determined in consultation with loca stakeholders as part of the project's detailed design and development phase.