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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.

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.

A composite image of four tunnel boring machine cutterheads in blue, yellow, green and red

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Interior of Metro Tunnel HQ

Visit the new-look Metro Tunnel HQ on Swanston Street

Our newly reopened visitor centre has interactive and informative exhibits for all ages, and is open for free 7 days a week.

North Melbourne's new Arden Station

North Melbourne's new Arden Station begins to take shape

Metro Tunnel’s new station precinct in North Melbourne is beginning to take shape.

Artist impression of St Kilda Road transport hub

Future St Kilda Road transport hub at Anzac Station

Planning is underway to provide safe access routes for all transport users at the new Anzac Station precinct on St Kilda Road.

Tunnel boring machines reach the finish line

Finish line

TBMs Joan, Meg, Millie and Alice have completed their sections of the Metro Tunnel. See their journey.

The arrival of TBM Meg at the Town Hall Station site marks the completion of major tunnelling works for the project.

Attention now turns to the next phase of works, with construction well underway on the 26 cross passages – the short tunnels that connect the main tunnels for passengers should an incident occur.

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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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 this winter as part of Victoria's Big Build

For a full list of major transport works taking place this winter, 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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