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Parliament Railway Station


Parliament railway station is an underground station on the metro network in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of five stations (and one of three underground) on the City Loop, which encircles the Melbourne CBD. In 2011/12 it was the 4th busiest station on Melbourne's metropolitan network, with 10.7 million passenger movements.The station services Melbourne's government district, and is underneath the Parliament House of Victoria and the intersection of Bourke and Spring Streets, at the eastern end of the CBD.HistoryThe station platforms were constructed using mining methods. Each platform is an individual tunnel, and are linked to the other platform in the same level by a number of cross tunnels. This choice in design left the remaining pillar of rock between the tunnels too weak to support the required loads, so it was replaced with concrete. A pilot tunnel was made, enabling the walls to be constructed ahead of the main excavation.The booking hall to the south was constructed 'upside down', with the support columns dug with augers from ground level, then filled with concrete. The roof was then constructed over these piles from ground level during a series of staged road closures, and once this was completed the excavation of the booking hall could be carried out underneath, while road traffic continued overhead. During construction the Parliament House fence had to be removed, stored then re-erected.The station opened on 22 January 1983. At the time of opening the station had the longest escalators in the southern hemisphere.

Address: Spring St, East Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: (03) 9610 5860
State: Victoria
City: East Melbourne
Zip Code: 3000

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Decent renos here, escalators looking good usually maintenance like once a week on those bad boys. One of the cleanest stations out of the loop. Entrances are a bit annoying though during peak.
Probably my favourite train station in Melbourne. The station was really clean and staff are always very friendly.nnAs someone coming from Sydney, I expected something similar to the City Circle that we have, however I was pleasantly surprised when it was a completely unique system.nnI would say this station is as good as Town Hall. 10/10
I don't mind Parliament train station with its 1000 steps to the surface! OK I counted approx. 55 steps each escalator, just feels like more! And the way you can feel the wind from the approaching train before it even comes into view, spooky....
Parliament Train Station in Melbourne is a stunning blend of history and architecture. Its iconic blue-tiled dome and intricate detailing make it a visual gem, capturing the essence of the city's charm. The station's elegance truly stands out in the heart of Melbourne. It really reminds me of Istanbul metro tunnels.
MODERN STATION THAT FORMS PART OF THE MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND CITY LOOPnParliament has 4 platforms over two levels, accessed by long escalators or lifts if you prefer.nYou can connect to any metro line from this station. There are several entry points, including one that is conveniently just opposite the Princess Theatre!
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