Major construction complete at Parkville Station

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Major construction is complete on Parkville Station. The new station will provide easy rail access to Victoria’s world-renowned health and education precinct when it opens to passengers next year.

Parkville Station is the second of 5 new state-of-the-art stations to be finished as part of the Metro Tunnel. The station will transform travel for thousands of medical staff, patients, families, students, teachers and researchers who travel to the busy area every day.

The station includes entrances directly outside the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne. It also has a 44m-long pedestrian underpass beneath Royal Parade to make crossing the road easier and safer.

A new level-access tram stop on Royal Parade opened last year. This will allow people to easily switch between trams and trains when the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025.

The station’s landmark artwork Vernal Glade, by internationally acclaimed Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini, was recently installed inside the main entrance.

Test trains have run around 18,500km so far as part of the Metro Tunnel testing program. Over the coming months, the project team will test Parkville Station systems to make sure everything works together. This includes passenger information displays, platform screen doors and ventilation.

Work is continuing on the 3 remaining underground stations – State Library, Town Hall and Anzac. Construction on Arden Station finished earlier this year.

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