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Metro Tunnel

Parkville Station location and access

The Metro Tunnel will pass under Flemington Road from the west and arrive at Parkville Station, located under Grattan Street east of Royal Parade. The tunnels will then curve southwards before aligning with Swanston Street on the approach to the new CBD North Station.

Pedestrians will be able to safely cross beneath Royal Parade via a subway that will connect the new Parkville Station concourse to a station entrance on the western side of Royal Parade. This will significantly improve pedestrian access around this busy intersection.

Parkville station - map of footprint, entrances and tunnels

Entry points

An indicative artist impression of Parkville Station exterior, look down into the stationParkville Station will have three entrances, one on Grattan Street opposite Barry Street, one on Grattan Street near the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and one on the corner of Grattan Street and Royal Parade near University of Melbourne. 

These entry points will provide direct access to the University of Melbourne and nearby hospitals and the busy tram and bus networks.

Station entrances will be integrated into public thoroughfares along Grattan Street and Royal Parade and the University of Melbourne.

Access between the street level, concourse and station platforms will be provided via escalators and lifts.

Parkville Station will be a Zone 1 station on the Sunbury to Pakenham / Cranbourne line.

Ventilation shafts

Parkville 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.

The exact location of ventilation structures and station utilities will be finalised in consultation with local stakeholders as part of the project's planning and detailed design phases.