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Metro Tunnel


The Metro Tunnel will bring more trains to your suburb and reduce travel times by running the busy Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines through a new tunnel.

By untangling the City Loop, more trains can run more often across Melbourne.

Construction is underway on five new stations, and we’ve finished digging twin 9km tunnels.

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Explore the Metro Tunnel Education Program

Our Education Program has a variety of free online activities for kids to learn about Victoria's biggest ever public transport project.

Cranes being installed to remove the acoustic shed at City Square

Next steps to build Town Hall Station

Major changes will take over the next 9 months as works to build the new underground station underneath City Square continue.

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Register our email for our work notifications

If you live or work near a Metro Tunnel construction site, we encourage you to register for email updates about the construction works taking place near you.

Tunnel boring machines reach the finish line

Earlier this year major tunnelling work was completed at Town Hall Station, with our tunnel boring machines dismantled after months of excavating the Metro Tunnel.

Attention now turns to the next phase of works, with construction well underway on the new stations and testing of the new High Capacity Signalling system that will enable turn-up-and-go services.

There’s still a huge amount of work to be done to finish the stations and get the tunnel ready to deliver more trains, more often.

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Works in your area

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Sunbury Line works

Sunbury Line

Works at Kensington


Works at Arden Station


Works in Parkville


Works in the CBD

Melbourne CBD

Works in Domain


Works in South Yarra

South Yarra

Works on the Mernda line

Mernda Line

Works this spring as part of Victoria's Big Build

For a full list of major transport works taking place this spring, visit Victoria’s Big Build.

Project overview

The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations.

It will increase capacity on the network to enable more than a half a million additional passengers per week across Melbourne’s train network to use the rail system during the peak periods.

Learn more about the project.

Overview map of the benefits of the Metro Tunnel

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Interpreter Line: 03 9209 0147
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