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Metro Tunnel

Introduction to Early Works

Major work on the biggest public transport project in Victoria's history will begin early next year.

Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan on 22 June 2016 to announce that John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract, which now includes excavating massive shafts in the centre of Melbourne as part of preparations for the tunnel and five new underground stations.

The $324 million works package includes the excavation of huge open shafts adjacent to Swanston Street to enable the underground construction of the two new city stations built as part of the $10.9 billion project