Melbourne train passengers will not only get faster, easier travel with the Metro Tunnel – they will also get to experience five new landmark stations that are visually stunning and easy to move around.
The five Metro Tunnel stations have been designed around making it easier for customers to catch public transport, while setting new benchmarks in architecture, sustainability and urban design.
John Holland is proud to be involved in this city-shaping project, building the stations and tunnel as a member of the Cross Yarra Partnership with Lendlease, Bouygues and Capella Capital.
The stations, named North Melbourne, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac, will be designed around the local character of each area.
- North Melbourne Station will have a brick arched entrance to reflect the area’s industrial history and skylights to bathe the platforms and concourse in natural light.
- Parkville Station will have a glass feature roof at the Grattan Street entrance that will give visitors a tree-scape view and illuminate the station concourse with natural light.
- Anzac Station will have an architecturally designed canopy and a pedestrian underpass beneath St Kilda Road. Albert Road Reserve will be expanded to include new public space.
- Town Hall Station will connect to redesigned laneways, and include new cafes and retail. Below Swanston Street, passengers will enjoy wide and spacious platforms framed by sweeping arches.
- State Library Station is one of the most exciting aspects of the projects for us, and will include an over station development.
State Library Station will be our first transport-oriented development and offers a great opportunity for our new Development and Investments group to shine.
This will add property development to the traditional areas of our business that our customers already know we do well.