The Metro Tunnel at Parkville


As part of the Victorian Government’s $11 billion Metro Tunnel project, a new train station is being built right in the heart of Precinct.

The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct is one of Melbourne’s busiest and most vibrant areas, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the area every year. This includes students, workers, patients, as well as their families and friends. In addition to being a world world-renowned education, health and research precinct, the area is an important gateway to the CBD as well as the surrounding districts of Parkville, Carlton, North Melbourne, East Melbourne and Fitzroy. People travel from all over Melbourne, as well as regional Victoria to visit or work in the Precinct.

The new Parkville Station, being built directly below Grattan Street, will provide a direct train connection to the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct for the first time with station entrances on the doorstep of some of Victoria’s biggest hospitals, research institutes and the University of Melbourne.

When the first trains start running in 2025, passengers travelling to Parkville will save hours off their weekly commute and can expect to reduce travel times by between five and 20 minutes per trip.

Work to build twin nine-kilometre rail tunnels and five new underground stations, including Parkville, is underway.

To find out more about construction of the new Parkville Station, including changes to traffic, pedestrian, cyclist and public transport access in the precinct, visit the Metro Tunnel website.

Learn more about the new Parkville Station