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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.

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects is critical and is continuing with COVIDsafe Plans in place on all project sites across Victoria.

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New tunnel

Tunnelling progress

TBM tracker preview

All four of our tunnel boring machines are launched and tunnelling. Track their progress.

Latest news

Children wearing Metro Tunnel-branded hi-vis vests are seated around a table doing activities.

Join us for a special Facebook Live event for kids and parents

Children aged 5 to 10 are invited to learn about the big machines digging the Metro Tunnel. Sign up to our fun, interactive Facebook event on Saturday 7 November.

The large cutterhead of a tunnel boring machine fills the entryway of a concrete train tunnel. The view is from inside the tunnel.

TBM Joan relaunches towards State Library Station site

Our first tunnel boring machine (TBM), Joan, broke through at Parkville in August and has now begun the one-kilometre journey from Parkville towards the CBD.

Saying thank you to front line workers in Parkville

Saying Thank You to our Parkville Frontline Workers

The Metro Tunnel thanks the world’s leading medical researchers, clinicians and academics of the Parkville Biomedical Precinct.

Works in your area

Coronavirus restrictions are changing the way we communicate our project works and disruptions. To make sure you stay informed, subscribe to receive works updates by email.

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

Victoria's Big Build - works continue this spring

For a full list of major transport works and spring disruptions, 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.

The Metro Tunnel will create 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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Call 1800 105 105
Interpreter Line: 03 9209 0147
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