The new Domain station will significantly improve access to some of Melbourne's most valued parks, St Kilda Road, the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park, reducing pressure on the road and tram network to the south of the CBD.
Domain station will also be an important interchange point between the 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, and 17,000 residents will be located within 800 metres of the station location from 2031.
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 since early 2015, and feedback has informed the planning documentation and project designs.
Key Domain feedback topics included:
- High interest in impacts on local parks and gardens (such as Edmund Herring Oval, the Shrine of Remembrance grounds and Fawkner Park) and requests to minimise impact on these important community spaces.
- Impacts on amenity for local residents during construction, including dust, noise, vibration, and night works.
- High interest in how road and lane closures will affect traffic flows as well as impacts on nearby roads and parking.
- Disruptions to the tram network and services along St Kilda Road, including tram Route 8.
- Requests that the design of the station entrances and access points integrate well with the surrounding landscape and not detract from landmarks.
Station location and access
The new Domain station is proposed to be located under St Kilda Road, near the intersection with Albert Road and Domain Road.
The 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 issue.
Metro Tunnel will travel from the new CBD South station under the Yarra River, Domain Parklands and St Kilda Road and arrive at Domain station. The alignment then curves towards Toorak Road and heads towards the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra.
It is proposed that 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.
From the Domain station concourse, passengers will be able to travel down to the platform level. 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.
We are working closely with major stakeholders in the area, including the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip, to identify where there are other opportunities to improve pedestrian access around the Domain station precinct.
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.
Station utilities will be kept below ground where possible, however ventilation structures will be located at street level to access fresh air. The exact location and design of the ventilation shafts will be determined in consultation with key stakeholders as part of the project's planning phase.
Did you know?
Completed in 1934, the Shrine of Remembrance and its grounds host a large collection of memorials and statues including the WWII forecourt with its Cenotaph and Eternal Flame, the Gallipoli memorial, Lone Pine and the Macpherson Robertson Memorial Fountain.