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21 Nov 2020

More benefits in Melbourne Airport Rail route

More benefits in Melbourne Airport Rail route

Airport trains will run through the Metro Tunnel, providing passengers with a 10-minute turn-up-and-go service from Melbourne Airport and an under 30-minute journey into the CBD.

12 Nov 2020

TBM Meg relaunches towards State Library Station

TBM Meg relaunches towards State Library Station

Two tunnel boring machines are now digging from Parkville towards the new State Library Station site.

09 Nov 2020

Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build

Coronavirus and Victoria’s Big Build

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

28 Oct 2020

Metro Tunnel for kids on Facebook Live

Metro Tunnel for kids on Facebook Live

Get ready for a live Facebook event on Saturday 7 November for children and parents to watch together.

28 Oct 2020

Initial testing of High Capacity Signalling passes halfway mark

Initial testing of High Capacity Signalling passes halfway mark

The first stage of testing High Capacity Signalling (HCS) is now more than 50 per cent complete. This stage involves trialling HCS in a single train on the Mernda line and takes place at night to minimise disruption to normal services.

20 Oct 2020

TBM Joan relaunches towards State Library

TBM Joan relaunches towards State Library

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Joan has begun its one-kilometre journey from the Parkville Station site to the new State Library Station site.

15 Oct 2020

Education Program launches online

Education Program launches online

In response to current coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, Metro Tunnel HQ remains closed but the Education Program is now available online!  With school visits on hold, we’ve refreshed our Education Program webpage to create a bright child-friendly place, and added a range of new videos, puzzles and challenges that will make any kid a Metro Tunnel expert in no time.

13 Oct 2020

Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Arts Centre Melbourne announce new commission

Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Arts Centre Melbourne announce new commission

Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Arts Centre Melbourne are seeking expressions from Deaf and disabled artists for a new performance commission worth $40,000.

06 Oct 2020

TBM Alice breaks through at South Yarra

TBM Alice breaks through at South Yarra

The twin tunnels between the future Anzac Station and South Yarra have been completed, with the tunnel boring machine named Alice successfully completing her journey from the Domain precinct.

01 Oct 2020

Creating a safe workplace with thermal imaging

Creating a safe workplace with thermal imaging

The Metro Tunnel Project is using thermal imaging technology to help keep our staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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