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Project news and updates

05 Nov 2018

City Loop service changes

From 9pm to last services each night, from Tuesday 6 November to Thursday 8 November, some trains will run direct to and from Flinders Street Station and not via the City Loop.

24 Oct 2018

Rail infrastructure works underway

Work is set to ramp up on the western and eastern entrances to the Metro Tunnel and upgrades on the wider rail network.

A consortium comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM will deliver the $1 billion Rail Infastructure Alliance work package in partnership with Rail Projects Victoria and Metro Trains Melbourne.

18 Oct 2018

Tell us what Kensington means to you

We are looking for ideas for a piece of artwork that will be painted onto hoardings in Kensington.

16 Oct 2018

Closure of Lovers Walk and William Street Bridge: pedestrian detours

Lovers Walk and William Street Bridge closed to pedestrians from 15 October 2018 for four years as part of the Metro Tunnel project. Detours will be in place.

10 Oct 2018

Long-term changes to Flinders Street

Traffic flow is now reduced along Flinders Street with one lane closed westbound between Russell and Swanston streets for up to four years, while an entrance to Town Hall Station is built at Federation Square.

07 Oct 2018

RAILway artwork at City Square

A submission from renowned Melbourne artist Peter Atkins has been selected for display on the construction hoardings at City Square on Swanston St.

Peter's artwork, RAILway, is a project that explores collective cultural, social and personal narratives to the graphic, abstracted designs of suburban train tickets issued between 1920 and the late 1980s that departed from or arrived into Melbourne.

23 Sep 2018

Archaeology on display

In a once-in-a-generation opportunity, the public is getting an up-close look at the State’s biggest ever archaeology digs.  A collection of the most intriguing discoveries will be on display at our visitor centre, Metro Tunnel HQ during the school holidays.

20 Sep 2018

Progress on the new North Melbourne Station

Excavation of the station box is underway in North Melbourne preparing for the launch of the Metro Tunnel’s first tunnel boring machine.

18 Sep 2018

Buses replace trains on Sunday 23 September

Major construction on the Metro Tunnel has commenced in Kensington necessitating the temporary occupation of large sections of the Sunbury, Werribee and Williamstown lines on Sunday 23 September.

18 Sep 2018

Traffic changes to build Federation Square entrance

Traffic changes and major construction on the corner of Federation Square will start in October with works to build a Metro Tunnel station entrance.

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