CBD South station
CBD stations are currently experiencing intense crowding at peak times. The use of the five City Loop stations is projected to almost double from 580,000 passengers a day to 1.1 million in 2031.
Building Melbourne's new Metro Tunnel will free up space in the City Loop so we can run more trains in and out of the city.
Once operational, Metro Tunnel's CBD North and CBD South stations will more evenly distribute passenger flow and interchange movements in the inner core of the Melbourne rail network, with crowding across all City Loop stations expected to drop by about 20 per cent.
What you told us
Drawing on the ideas, expertise and opinions of stakeholders and the community is vital as planning for the Metro Tunnel continues.
A comprehensive program of public engagement and consultation has been underway for the Metro Tunnel since early 2015, and feedback has informed planning documentation and project designs.
Key CBD feedback topics included:
- Potential for improved traffic, bicycle and pedestrian flows on busy city streets.
- Requests to maintain access to car parks and residences during construction.
- High interest in noise and vibration, construction working hours and mitigation measures for residents and businesses close to work sites.
- The importance of maintaining access to shops and laneways, including delivery vehicle access, wherever possible.
- Measures need to be taken to protect important buildings including Melbourne City Baths, St Paul's Cathedral and Flinders Street Station.