Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals

This morning the Victorian Government released the environmental effects statement (EES) for the Melbourne Metro Rail project and the release of the document suite now provides a clearer picture on how we'll all access the stations once the project is complete.

The full document suite has a map book which provides the most relevant information on station entrances yet. And it makes for interesting reading (or should that be viewing?).

The map book details expected areas that will be excavated; outlines station footprints as well as depicting the location of proposed surface buildings such as ventilation infrastructure and station entrances.

Here's a summary from west to east along the path of the Melbourne Metro Rail tunnel; green depicts ventilation infrastructure, red outlines the station footprint and blue patches delineate station entrance buildings.

Arden Station is proposed to have a single station entry at the station's western end fronting Laurens Street with provisions made for two future station entries to the north and south.

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
Arden Station. Image from Melbourne Metro EES Map Book

Parkville Station is proposed to have multiple station entrances from the outset: opposite Barry Street on Grattan Street and on the north-eastern and south-western corners of the Royal Parade and Grattan Street intersection.

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
Parkville Station. Image from Melbourne Metro EES Map Book

CBD North or better known as Melbourne Central Station is proposed to have two surface level buildings as station entrances: one in Franklin Street and one on the corner of La Trobe and Swanston Street.

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
CBD North (Melbourne Central) Station. Image from Melbourne Metro EES Map Book

CBD South (Flinders Street) looks set to have the most surface buildings acting as station entrances across the project - Federation Square, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and a very large entrance building between Young & Jackson and the Nicholas Building on Swanston Street.

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
CBD South (Flinders Street) Station. Image from Melbourne Metro EES Map Book

​Domain Station is proposed to have three station entrances: one each on the eastern and western sides of St Kilda Road and one for a new, rebuilt domain tram stop, which itself is proposed to move south of where it currently lies.

Melbourne Metro EES released; more information on station proposals
Domain Station. Image from Melbourne Metro EES Map Book

The environmental effects statement (EES) is on public display until the 6th of July and submissions can be made through the DELWP website.

At time of publishing, the only other renders of the stations available are contained within a video the Premier sent through his facebook and twitter feeds, see below.

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor

Alastair Taylor is a co-founder of Urban.com.au. Now a freelance writer, Alastair focuses on the intersection of public transport, public policy and related impacts on medium and high-density development.

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The proposed new tram route changes are also highlighted in this report Peter mentions above. A very interesting outlook. Let's hope this is part of the overall new Melbourne Tram Plan that will see other wider network improvements/changes/re-routing/extensions etc....
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Some of the really interesting station and road layout illustrations are tucked away from Pages 147 through to 177 on the document "Technical Appendix D - Transport Part 3"...
http://melbournemetro.vic.gov.au/__d...ort-Part-3.pdf

Also the general layout relative to aerial photos...
http://melbournemetro.vic.gov.au/__d...p-Book-WEB.pdf
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johnproctor
Which plans were those Steve? At an info session or something...
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peterh_oz
Technical appendix D Page 32 (pdf sheet 44) on this page:
http://melbournemetro.vic.gov.au/ees/documents
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Peter, from the plans I saw this morning, the Toorak tram will return to Domain Road and thus miss the Domain Interchange, which I don't think is a good idea. I'd like to see the tram remain on Toorak Road West to ensure integration with the other St Kilda Road services.
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