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Melbourne Metro Rail

CBD South station

Indicative artist impression of CBD South concourseThe station will improve access to Federation Square, Southbank, the Arts Centre, St Pauls Cathedral and Swanston Street shopping.

Station location and access

CBD South will be located directly beneath Swanston Street, generally between Flinders Street and Collins Street, and will include a direct underground connection to Federation Square and one to Flinders Street Station, allowing commuters to conveniently interchange between Metro Tunnel and City Loop services.

CBD South station - map of footprint, entrances and tunnels

Entry points

It is proposed that CBD South station will have three main entrances:

  • The main southern entrance is to be located at the southern end of Swanston Street near Flinders Street Station.
  • A second southern entrance will provide a direct connection to Federation Square.
  • The northern entrance is to be located at the north-west end of City Square near Collins Street.

Access to the platforms will be provided via fast and efficient escalators and lifts, as well as stairs.

Ventilation shafts

CBD South 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 Metro Tunnel stations in the CBD will have direct underground interchange with existing City Loop stations. Passengers will be able to interchange without touching off and on again from CBD South to Flinders Street Station and vice versa.

CBD South is designed so it can operate independently of the City Loop (e.g. with its own entrances, paid gates and ticketing office) to cater for expected patronage and ensure as much as possible that if one line experiences a disruption, it does not affect other lines on the network.

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