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Improving safety, congestion and liveability by removing some of the most dangerous level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel and Stations

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 to make it easier for commuters to catch public transport, while setting new benchmarks in architecture, sustainability and urban design.

As part of the Cross Yarra Partnership with Lendlease Melbourne Metro, Bouygues and Capella Capital, the scope of works includes main tunnelling works, design and construction of five underground stations, station fit-out, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure delivered by the package.

The stations, named Arden, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac, will be designed around the local character of each area:

  • Arden 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. The Station will provide greater accessibility to this important health, research and educational precinct for patients, clinicians, staff, students and visitors. 
  • Anzac Station will provide Melbourne’s first integrated tram and train interchange. Located on St Kilda Road - the world’s busiest tram route - the Station will provide greater access to the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the arts precinct, and surrounding residential and commercial buildings. 
  • Town Hall Station will include an underground connection to Flinders Street Station, and entrances at Federation Square, City Square and Swanston Street near Flinders Street. In the Station, located below Swanston Street, passengers will enjoy wide and spacious platforms framed by sweeping arches. 
  • State Library Station will include an underground connection to Melbourne Central Station, and the broader Melbourne metropolitan rail network. The new Metro Tunnel will connect to the future Airport Rail, making the journey to and from Melbourne Airport quick and seamless for travellers.  

John Holland has been heavily involved with the Metro Tunnel project with several other contracts: early works, and Rail Network Alliance.

  • Customer
    Rail Projects Victoria
  • Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Specialisation

    Design & construction

    Systems engineering delivery & integration
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When the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025, it will be a game changer – bringing a true metro-style rail system to Melbourne for the first time.
The Metro Tunnel Project is one of the most complex programs of work that will ultimately improve people’s travel experience on all of Melbourne’s metropolitan rail lines.
The Metro Tunnel will also be connected to Melbourne Airport Rail to provide passengers with around a 30-minute service into the CBD and will maximise access for all Victorians.


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