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Metro Tunnel

News and updates

22 Mar 2017

Media release - Work to ramp up in April construction blitz

With geotechnical investigations complete, work is set to ramp up next month on the Metro Tunnel.

Early next month, City Square will be surrounded by hoarding and closed for several years while construction crews dig more than 11 storeys below the city to build the brand new underground station.

Construction will continue at Franklin and A’Beckett Streets in April, and in and around St Kilda Road at Domain.

01 Mar 2017

Rail Systems Alliance bid evaluation

High capacity signalling (HCS) is coming to the Melbourne rail network. HCS is advanced train signalling that means more trains can run on each line. The Metro Tunnel will deliver HCS between Watergardens and Dandenong, with around $1 billion invested in the latest signalling, communications and platform fit-out.

Bids for this package of works have now been received and are under evaluation.

20 Feb 2017

Domain Station location confirmed

Following a review, the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) and its technical advisers have re-confirmed that the Metro Tunnel's Domain Station will be located directly below St Kilda Road.

17 Feb 2017

Metro Tunnel at White Night

You are invited to attend Metro Tunnel – Under Construction at White Night this Saturday 18 February. You can also be in the running to win some great prizes by participating in our Instagram competition.

08 Feb 2017

MTA visits the Metro Tunnel Project team

From New York to Melbourne; Dr Horodniceanu from New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in town to share his tunnelling expertise with the Metro Tunnel Project.

23 Jan 2017

Infrastucture Australia evaluation

​Infrastructure Australia, the nation's independent infrastructure advisor, has positively assessed the business case for the Metro Tunnel project. The project has now been added to the Infrastructure Priority List as a High Priority Project.