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Metro Tunnel

Project news and updates

19 Mar 2018

Upgrades to the Metro rail network

A range of upgrades are needed on the Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines for the extra capacity created by the Metro Tunnel and its new High Capacity Metro Trains. Speak with a member of the Metro Tunnel team at our pop-up information sessions,

19 Mar 2018

Design and planning changes for the tunnels and stations

The Metro Tunnel Project Tunnels and Stations contractor (Cross Yarra Partnership) has refined the design and construction approach for the tunnels and stations. View the draft Planning Scheme Amendment and submit feedback now.

16 Mar 2018

Domain Precinct community information sessions

Come along to our upcoming drop-in information sessions to find out about the upcoming works on St Kilda Road and Park Street happening in April.

21 Feb 2018

Metro Tunnel Construction Ahead Of Schedule

The Metro Tunnel project is on track to be complete by the end of 2025, with new High Capacity Metro Trains running through the Metro Tunnel a year ahead of schedule.

Final contracts, signed in December with the Cross Yarra Partnership – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital, were released by the Victorian Government today.

12 Feb 2018

Major road changes ahead

Road closures, lane reductions and major construction will begin this month with extended lane reductions on St Kilda Road and the complete closure of Grattan Street to enable work on new underground stations.

09 Feb 2018

The Metro Tunnel at White Night

The Metro Tunnel Town Hall Station site will be transformed into Good Night Construction Site at this year's White Night on Saturday 17 February.

You'll also be able to see a High Capacity Metro Train on display at Birrarung Marr.

Visit the White Night website for full details.

06 Feb 2018

First acoustic shed complete

The first of three massive sheds to be built in the CBD to reduce noise, dust and light from construction of the Metro Tunnel is now complete.

The shed, located above the future State Library Station on Franklin Stree,t is more than 20 metres high and 70 metres long.

It will fully enclose construction activity as round-the-clock works begin to dig the 11-storey shaft, ahead of tunnelling between the two CBD stations starting later this year.

01 Feb 2018

Park Street closure for tram works

Park Street, South Melbourne will be closed to all road traffic between St Kilda Road and Kings Way from 10pm, 2 February until 5am, 7 February.

Buses will replace route 58 trams between Casino (stop 115) and Fawkner Park (stop 123) during this time.

30 Jan 2018

Changes to buses in Parkville

The Parkville Station works are beginning to escalate resulting in disruptions to public transport in the area.

As Grattan Street will close between Flemington Road and Leicester Street from Sunday 18 February 2018, routes 401, 402, 403, 505 and 546 are changing.

17 Jan 2018

Preparation for long-term St Kilda Road lane closures

Works in preparation for major construction of the Metro Tunnel and new Anzac Station are underway in the Domain precinct.

These works will lead to lane reductions on St Kilda Road for an extended period between Dorcas Street and Toorak Road West, meaning there will be significant changes to pedestrian, cyclist, public transport and vehicle movements in the area for several years.

See the Traffic changes on St Kilda Road page for an overview and a snapshot of the construction activities required to establish our St Kilda Road work site and to divert trams and other traffic around the Anzac Station construction site.

The project team will hold a pop up information session on Monday 22 January, between 5.30pm - 7.30pm at the Metro Tunnel Information Hub.

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