Last year the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Authority first revealed its vision for the city’s new railway system, due to be completed in 2026.

Yesterday (May 30, 2018) updated images of its stations were unveiled, showing dramatic architectural statements from bold arches at the new North Melbourne Station and inside the State Library Station, to a pavilion-style canopy at Anzac Station, by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance.

The latter will offer “waiting passengers … year-round weather protection,” the authority says on its website. “A large skylight embedded in the tram stop will fill the station concourse below with natural light.”

The design of the new North Melbourne Station (the current North Melbourne Station will be renamed West Melbourne) will “reflect the industrial character of inner North Melbourne,” the website explains. “Its design will reference Arden's rich industrial history through the use of materials such as clay brick, bluestone, timber, steel and glass.”

Artist impressions of all five of the city’s new stations show light-filled open spaces, industrial finishes, clean lines and greenery. Each station is designed to reference its surroundings.

North Melbourne

Parkville Station

State Library Station

Town Hall Station

Anzac Station