The Metro Tunnel: More Jobs, More Stations, More Trains
The Premier and Minister for Public Transport have announced that the Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – are the preferred contractor to build the Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations.
The decision follows an extensive competitive tender process with the world's most experienced construction and tunnelling contractors.
The Tunnels and Stations package will create more than 5,000 jobs, including apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets.
The project will build five new underground stations, each with its own identity. They will include wider platforms, more natural light and sweeping arches, bringing world-class urban design to the heart of Melbourne and its train network.
Early works are well underway, with major construction on the tunnel and stations expected to start next year.