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News and updates

18 Apr 2017

Domain early works information session

Date: Sunday, 30 April 2017

Time: Drop by at any time between 10:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Southern side of Albert Road Reserve, South Melbourne

13 Apr 2017

Independent reviewer role for Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership - market engagement

An Independent Reviewer for the Metro Tunnel – Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) is to be appointed. The engagement of an appropriately qualified Independent Reviewer is critical to the successful delivery of the Metro Tunnel Project.

11 Apr 2017

Works ramp up in the CBD

The Minister for Planning has approved the John Holland Early Works Plan, paving the way for demolition of the City Square car park, shaft excavation at Franklin and A'Beckett streets, tree protection and removal and further service relocations.

10 Apr 2017

Buses replacing route 8 trams 15-17 April

Closure of the tram tracks at the intersection of Toorak Road West and Park Street from 1am, Saturday 15 April to 5.30am, Monday 17 April.

Buses will replace route 8 trams on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April due to these works.

05 Apr 2017

South Yarra information session

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Drop in at any time between 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Cafe Republic, 158-160 Toorak Road, South Yarra

05 Apr 2017

Kensington community information session

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Drop in at any time between 4pm - 7pm

Bill Vanina Pavilion, JJ Holland Park, Childers Street, Kensington

03 Apr 2017

City Square closes as Metro Tunnel works ramp up

City Square is closed and major construction will soon begin on the Metro Tunnel Project.

02 Apr 2017

Melbourne Knowledge Week

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (1 - 7 May), a panel of experts from MMRA will discuss the innovative construction techniques that we'll use to build the Metro Tunnel. For more details and tickets visit the Melbourne Knowledge Week website.

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.