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Metro Tunnel

Benefits for your train line

Melbourne is growing and so is demand for reliable public transport. The Metro Tunnel will create space on the rail network for more trains, more often.

Construction is underway on the Metro Tunnel, Victoria's biggest ever public transport project. It will increase the number of trains we can run across Melbourne, and means less crowding and less waiting.

By taking three of the busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city, it will free up space in the City Loop to run more trains in and out of the city. That means more trains, more often, with a less crowded and more reliable train network.

For the first time, passengers across all lines will be able to access key destinations such as the St Kilda Road employment precinct, the Shrine of Remembrance, University of Melbourne and world-leading research and medical facilities at Parkville via train.

Craigieburn line

The Metro Tunnel will create 27 per cent more capacity on the Craigieburn line during peak periods, meaning more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

Craigieburn line passengers will be able to access Metro Tunnel services by interchanging at Melbourne Central station and Flinders Street Station.

Craigieburn line - 27% more peak capacity

Cranbourne / Pakenham line

The Metro Tunnel, along with other network improvements along the lines, will create 45 per cent more capacity on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

The Metro Tunnel and its high capacity signalling will connect the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines to the Sunbury line with five new underground stations.

Cranbourne and Pakenham line passengers will be able to access City Loop services by interchanging at the new CBD stations which connect directly to Melbourne Central station and Flinders Street Station.

Cranbourne / Pakenham line - 45% more peak capacity with Metro Tunnel and other network improvements

Frankston line

The Metro Tunnel will create 15 per cent more capacity on the Frankston line during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

If Frankston line passengers interchange at Caulfield Station, they can access citybound Metro Tunnel express services to the new Domain Station and beyond. Alternatively, they can interchange at Melbourne Central Station or Flinders Street Station.

Frankston line - 15% more peak capacity

Sandringham line

The Metro Tunnel will create 48 per cent more capacity on the Sandringham line during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

Sandringham line - 48 more peak capacity

Sunbury line

The Metro Tunnel will create 60 per cent more capacity on the Sunbury line during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

The Metro Tunnel and its high capacity signalling will connect the Sunbury line to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines with five new underground stations. Sunbury line passengers will be able to access City Loop services by interchanging at the new CBD stations which connect directly to Melbourne Central station and Flinders Street Station.

Sunbury line - 60% more peak capacity

Upfield line

The Metro Tunnel will create 71 per cent more capacity on the Upfield line during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

Upfield line passengers will be able to access Metro Tunnel services by interchanging at Melbourne Central station and Flinders Street Station.

Upfield line - 71% more peak capacity

Werribee / Williamstown line

The Metro Tunnel will create 28 per cent more capacity on the Werribee and Williamstown lines during peak periods. This means more trains, less crowding and a more comfortable journey.

Werribee / Williamstown line - 24% more peak capacity

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