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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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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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.
Works in your area
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Works this spring as part of Victoria's Big Build
- 4 to 28 October - buses replace trains on the Mernda Line
- 22 to 24 October - buses replace trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines
- 8 to 25 November - buses replace trains on the Mernda Line
- 20 to 22 October - Lindsay Williams Crossing temporary overnight road closure
For a full list of major transport works taking place this spring, visit Victoria’s Big Build.
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.