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Metro Tunnel

Project news and updates

05 Aug 2020

Keeping the community safe - responding to coronavirus

Work is continuing safely on Victoria’s Big Build, our biggest transport upgrade ever.

Construction on large-scale public infrastructure projects has been deemed critical under Stage four restrictions, so works will continue, with strict health and safety protocols in place.

22 Jul 2020

Live Metro Tunnel Q&A for Open House 2020

As part of Open House Melbourne 2020, we’re inviting you to join us for a live Q&A with two Metro Tunnel Project tunnelling experts.

13 Jul 2020

Eastern Portal Development Plan amendment

The Metro Tunnel Project’s Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) has released draft amendments to the Eastern Portal Development Plan for public display.

26 Jun 2020

Breakthrough at Town Hall Station

Excavation of Town Hall Station’s first level is now complete, with three roadheaders breaking through into the station’s central cavern 25 metres below Swanston Street.

15 Jun 2020

Metro Tunnel Creative Program: Artist Pool - Registrations Now Open

The Metro Tunnel Creative Program is now seeking registrations from talented creatives for its Artist Pool.

04 Jun 2020

All four TBMs Tunnelling

All four tunnel boring machines (TBM) are now digging underneath Melbourne, with the launch of TBM Meg marking the start of peak tunnelling operations for the Metro Tunnel.

25 May 2020

Red TBM Relaunches

Tunnelling has ramped up with the Metro Tunnel’s first tunnel boring machine, Joan, embarking on her second leg of the project – this time digging towards Parkville.

25 May 2020

Alice and Millie Tunnelling East

We have reached another major milestone, with tunnel boring machines (TBM) Millie and Alice now both on their way to South Yarra.

20 May 2020

Traffic changes in the CBD

As Metro Tunnel excavation works ramp up around the site of the new Town Hall Station, new traffic changes will be in place around the site.

04 May 2020

Western Portal Development Plan on consultation

The Metro Tunnel Project team is updating its development plan for the Western tunnel entrance at Kensington.

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