THE Victorian Government has revealed the names of the five new stations that will transform Melbourne's train network as part of the Metro Tunnel Project, following an extensive public submission process that attracted over 50,000 suggestions.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan visited the Metro Tunnel worksite on Franklin Street last week, which will be the site of the future State Library Station (formerly referred to as CBD North Station).
The new station under City Square will be called Town Hall Station (formerly referred to as CBD South Station), while the underground station next to the Shrine will be named Anzac Station (formally known as Domain).
The new station near Melbourne University and the 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.
According to the government, the public submission process attracted more than 50,000 suggestions, with the entries showing that most Victorians wanted names that reflected the station's locations.
The approximate $11 billion Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east, with new high capacity trains. The project includes twin nine-kilometre rail tunnels from the west of the city (near South Kensington Station) to the south-east (near South Yarra Station).
Major construction on the tunnel and five new stations will start next year, with the project to be completed by 2026.