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Project news and updates

02 Dec 2019

Mernda line works in December 2019

Mernda line: Buses replacing trains on sections of the line at various times in December 2019

28 Nov 2019

Metro Tunnel presents: Festive Season in the CBD

We are celebrating the festive season in Melbourne’s CBD with a range of events to support local businesses.

21 Nov 2019

Summer works

Over the summer months there will a record amount of work taking place throughout Victoria across the train, road and tram network, including major works on the Metro Tunnel's eastern entrance in South Yarra.

While these works take place, buses will replace trains on parts of the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston, Sandringham lines from Thursday 2 until Thursday 30 January.

13 Nov 2019

Buses replace trains on the Sandringham, Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines

Buses will replace trains on the Sandringham line on 17 November, and on the Frankston, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines on 16 and 17 November.

Works to to upgrade existing rail infrastructure between Cremorne and Malvern and construct the William Street bridge in South Yarra will take place while trains aren't running.

11 Nov 2019

William Street bridge construction

Works are underway to install a new bridge over the widened rail corridor near South Yarra station.

30 Oct 2019

Pat Perry celebrates Melbourne theatre culture

Pat Perry, an internationally renowned artist known for his large-scale works across the globe, has painted a 90-metre long, over 20-metre wide mural on the rooftop of the acoustic shed erected over City Square.

22 Oct 2019

Supporting our arts students

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program has worked closely with the Victorian College of Arts and RMIT to ensure student art is celebrated on a large scale around our sites.

21 Oct 2019

New public spaces and improved connections around the western tunnel entrance

The project team is progressing detailed design for these elements as set out in the Western Portal Development Plan, which was approved by the Minister for Planning on 22 May 2019.

18 Oct 2019

Metro Tunnel Creative Program shortlisted for Design Awards

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program has been nominated for two 2019 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards.

15 Oct 2019

Artists go behind the scenes of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

A partnership between the Metro Tunnel Creative Program and the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, curated by Lisa Warrener from Global Art Projects, allowed four artists rare access to the State Botanical Collection at the National Herbarium of Victoria.

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