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21 Jul 2019

Part-closure of Flinders Street from 2 September

From 2 September, both eastbound lanes on Flinders Street will be closed between Elizabeth and Swanston streets for up to three years. The closure will allow us to build an underground connection from Flinders Street Station to the new Town Hall Station as part of the Metro Tunnel construction.

18 Jul 2019

Breakthrough at State Library Station

Three roadheaders have met 30 metres underground in our first major breakthrough, connecting two excavated caverns that will become State Library Station.

Our first project breakthrough!

We have had our first major breakthrough at State Library Station! Three roadheaders have met 30 metres under Swanston Street, connecting two caverns from A’Beckett Street and Franklin Street.

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

12 Jul 2019

High Capacity Signalling is coming to Melbourne

Melburnians are a step closer to reaping the benefits of the next-generation signalling that will be introduced as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

07 Jul 2019

Renowned artist to paint City Square shed roof

Renowned international artist, Pat Perry, has been engaged to design and install a creative treatment for the roof of the acoustic shed at our City Square construction site.

27 Jun 2019

Kensington Road closures

Kensington Road will be closed overnight from 7pm Friday 5 July to 5am Saturday 6 July. Additional overnight closures may be required on Saturday 6 July and Tuesday 9 July.

26 Jun 2019

Franklin Street closures

There will be intermittent access for motorists travelling eastbound on Franklin Street to Swanston Street from early July until late-August between 7am and 3pm Monday to Saturdays.

26 Jun 2019

Open House 2019 walking tours

Join the Metro Tunnel team on a walking tour of the construction site for the new Parkville Station.

24 Jun 2019

Rail Infrastructure Alliance development plans approved

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance (RIA) development plans for the Metro Tunnel entrances, as well as a new passenger platform and additional track at West Footscray station (known as the ‘Western Turnback’), have been approved by the Minister for Planning.

21 Jun 2019

Collins Street lane closures

There will be lane and footpath closures at City Square during June.

19 Jun 2019

Video technology to boost Metro Tunnel security

Passenger safety will move up a gear when the Metro Tunnel Project rolls out state-of-the-art video technology to assess security footage.

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