The Victorian Government has named the five new stations that will transform Melbourne’s train network.
Image: Melbourne Metro Tunnel Station Names
The naming of State Library, Town Hall, Parkville, Anzac and North Melbourne stations follow an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions.
Franklin Street will be the site of the future State Library Station.
The new station under City Square will be called Town Hall Station, while the underground station next to the Shrine will be named Anzac Station.
The new station near Melbourne University and hospital and research precinct will be known as Parkville, while the new station at Arden will be named North Melbourne.
The existing North Melbourne Station will be renamed West Melbourne to better reflect its location.
Each new station will be used by hundreds of thousands of people each day, feature world-class urban design and revitalised open space above ground.
Major construction on the tunnel and five new stations will start next year with the project to be completed by 2026.
The Metro Tunnel will free up space in the City Loop, to run more trains, more often across Melbourne. It will create up to 7,000 jobs and source almost 90 per cent of materials locally, including 93 per cent local steel.
People whose entry was chosen as the station name will go into a draw this week with one winner for each station to get a behind the scenes tour of Metro Tunnel worksites and massive tunnel boring machines.
For more information on the progress of the transport infrastructure project, go to the Melbourne Metro Tunnel website.