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Project news and updates

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.

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.

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