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Metro Tunnel

Parkville station

Concept design of Parkville Station platform (indicative only)Parkville is a world-class education, health and research precinct. The Metro Tunnel project will enhance public transport connectivity to the area and deliver a new underground station for Parkville

The Parkville precinct is critical to Victoria's and Australia's leadership in biotechnology, medical research education and health services and draws people from across the metropolitan area and regional Victoria. Metro Tunnel's Parkville station is expected to provide access to around 45,000 jobs, 14,000 residents and more than 71,000 tertiary students and high school students within 800 metres of its location. It will be used by nearly 60,000 passengers each day in 2031.

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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 planning documentation and project designs.

Key Parkville feedback topics have included:

  • Traffic impacts such as road closures and diversions during construction.
  • The importance of maintaining access to hospitals and the University of Melbourne during construction.
  • The importance of protecting heritage features in the precinct, including trees on Royal Parade.
  • The need for innovation in managing construction close to sensitive hospital services.
  • Potential improvements to pedestrian and cycling facilities in the precinct

More information about Parkville station

Did you know?

Over 32,000 people are currently employed in the Parkville precinct and many world-leading institutions and organisations based in Parkville
are expanding, or plan to expand. These universities, medical facilities and research institutes generate significant economic activity for Victoria and Australia.


The new Parkville station is proposed to be located under Grattan Street near Royal Parade, providing a direct rail connection to the area for the first time and relieving pressure on local tram and road networks.