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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

Close-up of a tunnel boring machine breaking through a wall.

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.

Artworks showing at PHOTO 2021

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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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 over autumn as part of Victoria's Big Build

For a full list of major transport works taking place over autumn, 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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Interpreter Line: 03 9209 0147
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