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26 Jan 2020

South Yarra summer works completed early

The summer works program at South Yarra will finish four days ahead of schedule with trains returning to the Cranbourne, Pakenham, Frankston and Gippsland lines on Monday 27 January.

20 Jan 2020

The Metro Tunnel commissions Maree Clarke for line-wide artwork

The Metro Tunnel Project has commissioned one of Australia's pre-eminent multi-disciplinary artists, Maree Clarke, to deliver its line-wide legacy artwork which will help create a distinctive and unique commuting experience across the new line.

02 Jan 2020

Summer works overview

Find out more about the works underway throughout January.

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.

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