The new Domain station will significantly improve access to some of Melbourne's most valued parks St Kilda Road, the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park, reducing pressure on the road and tram network to the south of the CBD.
Domain station will also be an important interchange point between the rail and tram networks for passengers travelling between the CBD and the city's south-eastern suburbs.
Station location and access
The new Domain station is proposed to be located under St Kilda Road, near the intersection with Albert Road and Domain Road, significantly enhancing access to this important commercial, residential and recreational area.
It is proposed that Domain station will be accessed from three entry points, located near:
- the Shrine of Remembrance grounds
- Albert Road
- in the middle of St Kilda Road, where a relocated a relocated Domain Tram Interchange will provide passengers a quick and convenient interchange between trains and trams.
From the Domain station concourse, passengers will be able to travel down to the platform level. Access between the street level and the station platforms will be provided via escalators, stairs and lifts.
The station entrances are strategically placed to provide a pedestrian walkway underneath busy St Kilda Road, improving safety for the many pedestrians that use the precinct.
We are working closely with major stakeholders in the area, including the City of Melbourne and the City of Port Phillip, to identify where there are other opportunities to improve pedestrian access around the Domain station precinct.
The station's ventilation shafts will circulate air from the station concourse, 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.
Station utilities will be kept below ground where possible, however ventilation structures will be located at street level to access fresh air. The exact location and design of the ventilation shafts will be determined in consultation with key stakeholders as part of the project's planning phase.
Did you know?
Completed in 1934, the Shrine of Remembrance and its grounds host a large collection of memorials and statues including the WWII forecourt with its Cenotaph and Eternal Flame, the Gallipoli memorial, Lone Pine and the Macpherson Robertson Memorial Fountain.