Grattan Street reopens after Parkville Station works

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Grattan Street has reopened to through traffic and pedestrians after more than 6 years of Metro Tunnel works to build the new Parkville Station.

The street has been transformed into a ‘grand promenade’ with new landscaping and amenities.

Grattan Street runs directly above Parkville Station, one of the 5 state-of-the-art stations opening to passengers next year as part of the Metro Tunnel. It is the second completed station, with crews finishing construction on Arden Station in North Melbourne earlier this year

Reopening the final section of Grattan Street between Royal Parade and Bouverie Street means it will be easier to get around Parkville for the thousands of medical staff, students, patients and family members who visit the area every day.

The completed Grattan Street upgrades include:

  • wider footpaths and more pedestrian crossings
  • bicycle lanes separated from traffic
  • 250 new bike parking spaces
  • one lane of traffic in each direction
  • more than 100 trees and nearly 3 thousand square metres of plants.

Buses will return to Grattan Street next month with improved services and new timetables. Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey.

Passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines will have direct access to the new Parkville Station next year, with passengers on other metro lines able to make a single change to get there.

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