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Metro Tunnel

CBD South Station location and access

CBD South Station will be located directly under Swanston Street, between Flinders and Collins streets.

The station will include a direct underground connection to Flinders Street Station, allowing commuters to conveniently interchange between Metro Tunnel and City Loop services.

The station will improve access to Federation Square, Southbank, the Arts Centre, St Paul's Cathedral and Swanston Street shopping.

CBD South station - map of footprint, entrances and tunnels described below

Entry points

CBD South Station will have three main entrances:

  • The main southern entrance will be located at the southern end of Swanston Street near Flinders Street, and includes direct underground connection to Flinders Street Station
  • A second southern entrance will provide a direct connection to Federation Square
  • The northern entrance is to be located at the north-west end of City Square near Collins Street

Access between street level to the platforms will be provided via escalators, lifts and stairs.

Ventilation shafts

CBD South Station will include ventilation shafts to circulate air from the station concourses, 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.

Direct access to the City Loop

The two Metro Tunnel stations in the CBD will have direct underground interchange with existing City Loop stations. Passengers will be able to interchange without touching off and on again from CBD South Station to Flinders Street Station and vice versa.

CBD South Station is designed so it can operate independently of the City Loop (e.g. with its own entrances, paid gates and ticketing office) to cater for expected patronage and ensure as much as possible that if one line experiences a disruption, it does not affect other lines on the network.

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