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 Meg arrives in CBD, Joan begins final leg
Tunnelling is now nearly three-quarters complete, with three of our four TBMs all digging towards Town Hall Station.
TBM Alice launches towards CBD
On 22 January 2021, Alice the tunnel boring machine joined Millie, and is now digging from the east towards Town Hall Station in Melbourne’s CBD.
Metro Tunnel Creative Program at PHOTO 2021
See our program of free public artworks at the new PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography.
Works in your area
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Works over autumn as part of Victoria's Big Build
- 1 February to 26 February - 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
- 2 to 4 April - buses replace trains on the Werribee and Williamstown lines
- 2 to 4 April - buses replace trains from North Melbourne to Sunbury
- 4 to 5 April - buses replace trains from Sunshine to Sunbury
- From 15 February - Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade lane closure
For a full list of major transport works taking place over autumn, 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.