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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All four of our tunnel boring machines are launched and tunnelling. Track their progress.
TBM Joan breaks through at State Library Station
The tunnel boring machine has completed one of the twin tunnels connecting the Parkville and State Library sites.
Millie is on her way to the CBD
On 3 December 2020 tunnel boring machine, Millie the TBM, was relaunched toward Town Hall Station in Melbourne’s CBD.
New facility to train the next generation of tunnelling experts
Construction of the new Victorian Tunnelling Centre at Holmesglen's Chadstone campus is now complete.
Works in your area
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Works over summer as part of Victoria's Big Build
- 1 February to 30 April - buses replace trains on the Mernda Line
- 26 February to 3 March - buses replace trains on the Werribee and Williamstown lines
- 26 February to 7 March - buses replace trains from North Melbourne to Sunbury
- 26 February to 7 March - coaches replace trains from Southern Cross to Gisborne
- 13 to 14 January - Flinders Lane overnight closures
For a full list of major transport works taking place over summer, 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.
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.