Arden Station location and access
The new station will be located on Laurens Street, just south of Arden Street.
The Metro Tunnel will begin at the Western tunnel entrance passing below Moonee Ponds Creek and CityLink and arriving at Arden Station. From Arden Station, the twin tunnels will pass underneath North Melbourne and continue on to the new station at Parkville.
Arden Station will be located within easy walking distance to North Melbourne Recreation Centre, the Arden Street Oval, as well as the Route 57 tram, several bus routes and North Melbourne Station.
The main entrance to the new Arden Station will be located on Laurens Street, between Queensberry and Arden streets. This will provide direct access to existing residential, retail and commercial areas east of Laurens Street.
There will also be provision for future entrance points at the western end of the station to service the area as it develops.
Access between the street level, concourse and the station platforms will be provided via a mixture of escalators, stairs and lifts.
Arden Station will be a Zone 1 station on the Sunbury to Pakenham / Cranbourne line.
Ventilation structures and station utilities will be located at both ends of Arden station.
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.