Construction crews are now building the Town Hall Station underground concourse for Metro Tunnel, directly beneath Melbourne’s City Square.
Construction crews are now building the spectacular Town Hall Station underground concourse for Metro Tunnel, directly beneath Melbourne’s City Square. The station is set to open to passengers as part of the Metro Tunnel Project in 2025 – a year ahead of schedule.
The Metro Tunnel project will create a new end-to-end rail line across Melbourne, with bigger and better trains, next-generation signalling technology and five new stations. The new Town Hall Station will connect passengers to City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.
The new Town Hall Station at the southern end of Swanston Street will improve access to Melbourne’s most iconic and important tourist destinations including Federation Square, Southbank, Arts Centre Melbourne, St Paul’s Cathedral and other culturally significant landmarks.
Work has started to install the 8 soaring columns that will be a special feature of the concourse level.
Passengers will experience a large open space when they enter the 18 metre-wide station concourse from City Square. The 8 concrete and steel columns will reach all the way to the ceiling, up to 14 metres above the concourse.
When the Metro Tunnel is complete, City Square will be returned to the public as an open space for events and to gather, surrounded by city landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Melbourne Town Hall.
The state-of-the-art Town Hall Station will be a new gateway to some of Melbourne’s most popular destinations, including Federation Square and Southbank. It will feature extraordinary cathedral-like arched ceilings and some of the widest underground rail platforms in the world.
The Metro Tunnel will transform rail travel in Melbourne, creating capacity for more than half-a-million extra passengers in the peak each week.
Town Hall Station will have a direct link to Melbourne Airport in 2029 via Melbourne Airport Rail.
Click here to read more about the Metro Tunnel project.
Image source: © 2023, State Government of Victoria, Australia
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