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Metro Tunnel

Construction

Major works are now underway along the Metro Tunnel alignment, with a particular focus on the future locations of five new underground stations.

Arden

Works are underway in North Melbourne where the new Arden Station will be a catalyst for the urban renewal of this inner-city growth area by connecting more people to the CBD and the broader transport network.

Parkville

A new underground station will be built in Parkville to significantly improve access to Melbourne's key medical, research and education precinct, and ease pressure on the road and tram network to the north of the CBD.

CBD stations

The new underground stations under construction in Melbourne's CBD will have direct passenger connections to the City Loop and deliver more people to the heart of the city.

Domain

The future Domain Station will significantly improve access to St Kilda Road, the Shrine of Remembrance and Albert Park, reducing pressure on the road and tram network to the south of the CBD.

Tunnel entrances

The 9 kilometre long tunnels will join the Sunbury line at Kensington in the vicinity of South Kensington station, and connect to the Cranbourne / Pakenham line in South Yarra to the south of Toorak Road.

Work notifications

Major works are now underway at each of the locations. View the current notifications and sign up to receive updates by email.

Construction impacts

The Metro Tunnel is a massive project and delivering it will cause disruption. Find out manage construction impacts on local residents, businesses, transport, and the environment.

Approval for works

As part of the requirements of the Metro Tunnel Incorporated Document, Early Works Plans were prepared by contractors appointed to deliver Early Works for the Metro Tunnel Project and made available for public viewing and comment, prior to submission to the Minister for Planning for approval. See the Planning Approvals page for more information.

Overview of major works in 2017

Scope of early construction works 

Kensington

  • Gas main
  • Power transmission main

Arden

  • HV power line

Parkville

  • Data connections
  • Telecommunications services
  • Other utility services
    (gas, water and sewerage)

Melbourne CBD

  • Franklin St station shaft
  • A'Beckett St station shaft
  • Telecommunications services
  • Other utility services
    (gas, water and sewerage)
  • City Square carpark demolition

Domain

  • Main sewer line
  • Telecommunications services