CBD North station
The station will improve access to RMIT University, the State Library and the retail precinct located on the northern edge of the CBD.
Station location and access
CBD North station will be located directly beneath Swanston Street, generally between La Trobe Street and Franklin Street. The station will include two direct underground connections to Melbourne Central station at both platform and concourse levels, allowing commuters to seamlessly interchange between Metro Tunnel and City Loop services.
It is proposed that CBD North station will have two main entrances:
- The southern entrance is to be located at the corner of La Trobe and Swanston streets.
- The northern entrance is to be located near the corner of Swanston and Franklin streets.
Access to the platforms will be provided via fast and efficient escalators and lifts, as well as stairs.
CBD North station will include ventilation shafts to circulate air from the station concourses, platforms and tunnels for the comfort of passengers. They will also include exhaust systems that, in the event of an emergency, will quickly remove fumes from the station and tunnels.
Direct access to the City Loop
The two Melbourne Tunnel CBD Stations will have direct underground interchange with existing City Loop stations. Passengers will be able to interchange without touching off and on again from CBD North to Melbourne Central Station and vice versa.
CBD North is designed so it can operate independently of the City Loop (e.g. with it's own entrances, paid gates and ticketing office) to cater for expected patronage and ensure as much as possible if one line experiences a disruption it does not affect other lines on the network.