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Project news and updates

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.

29 Dec 2017

Changes to Kings Way

From the start of January through to late March, a number of intersections along Kings Way will be upgraded to improve the traffic flow, efficiency and the safety of the network for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

As the major arterial route in the precinct, Kings Way has been identified as the primary diversion route during construction of Anzac Station.

To ensure Kings Way can cater for the predicted increase in traffic, it is essential that changes are made to the road to improve the efficiency of the network.

18 Dec 2017

Contracts signed

The contracts to build the Metro Tunnel and equip it with next-generation, high-capacity signalling have been signed.

The $6 billion tunnels and stations package will be delivered by the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital.

The $1.1 billion Rail Systems Alliance contract has also been signed with CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation to start work on the roll-out of high-capacity signalling.

15 Dec 2017

Have your say on Metro Tunnel's five new station precincts

The consultation period on the design of Metro Tunnel’s five new underground stations and surrounding precincts has now closed.

13 Dec 2017

Summer construction works

A series of lane reductions and road closures for Metro Tunnel works will be part of a massive summer construction blitz across Melbourne.

Motorists and public transport users are being urged to plan ahead, allow more time to complete their journey and consider alternatives.

07 Dec 2017

Flinders Lane daytime closures

A number of daytime closures of Flinders Lane are required for trucks to deliver equipment and remove debris from the site at City Square.

Flinders Lane, between Russell Street and Swanston Street, will be closed to traffic on select days in December 2017.

06 Dec 2017

Rail Infrastructure Alliance shortlist

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) will include the works where the new tunnels meet the existing lines and deliver tunnel, track and signalling works along the Sunbury and Dandenong lines.

The shortlisted bidders for this alliance are:

  • CPB John Holland AECOM, comprising CPB Contractors, John Holland, and AECOM Australia
  • Laing O’Rourke, comprising Laing O’Rourke, Kellogg Brown & Root and WSP Australia.

06 Dec 2017

Viewing areas at City Square

Locals and visitors will be able to watch construction at City Square from two separate 10-metre long viewing areas on Swanston Street.

Major works are underway within the City Square site to support construction of the new Town Hall Station.

29 Nov 2017

Station names announced

Victorian's have helped name the Metro Tunnel's new underground rail stations.

The final names are: North Melbourne, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall, and Anzac.

The station names clearly reflect their location and will ensure passengers can easily identify where they are on the rail network.

14 Sep 2017

Traffic disruptions in September

Works to build the new Metro Tunnel stations ramp up during the school holidays.

St Kilda Road will be reduced intermittently to one lane city-bound between Kings Way and Park Street for several days at a time over a 20 day period from 25 September.

Royal Parade will be reduced in the city-bound direction to one city-bound lane and one turning lane for 6 weeks from 2 October.

Tram services will run as usual on St Kilda Road and Royal Parade during the works.

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