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Metro Tunnel

About the project

Melbourne is growing, but more trains can't run in and out of the city because the City Loop is full.


The new Metro Tunnel will let more trains run in and out of the city by giving the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD.

The Metro Tunnel's scope includes five new underground stations, with two new city stations directly connected to Flinders Street and Melbourne Central. View answers to frequently asked questions about the project.

Construction works will be delivered through a series of work packages.


New High Capacity Trains will run through the Metro Tunnel, freeing up more trains across the Melbourne rail network. More trains means fewer cars on the roads, helping to tackle congestion in our suburbs. 

This is one of the many benefits Metro Tunnel brings to Victoria.

Current status

The Metro Tunnel is fully funded. The project is currently being assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process. For our next steps, see our Project timeline page.

A series of site investigations are taking place to explore the engineering and environmental conditions through the proposed rail corridor. Find out about works in your area.


The project is being delivered by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA). MMRA is committed to growing our team to meet the evolving challenges and demands of the project.

View the careers and people section for information on job opportunities, the benefits of working for MMRA, and our Graduate Program.

Project map

Map of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project alignment Western tunnel entranceArdenParkvilleCBD NorthCBD SouthDomainEastern tunnel entrance

See the Locations page for more details