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Project news and updates

31 May 2018

Tunnel boring machines under construction

Some of the largest tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in the world are on track to arrive in Melbourne on time in early 2019 to build the Metro Tunnel.

30 May 2018

Updated station designs

Designs for the stations, unveiled today, combine functionality, space and natural light with the latest in public transport infrastructure design and will deliver the best passenger experience.

Metro Tunnel station designs

Let’s take a break from our past to look into our future! We have just released our updated station designs. We like them, we hope you do too!

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

24 May 2018

Thousands of Jobs on the Metro Tunnel

Almost 2,000 jobs for Victorians have been created by the Metro Tunnel with more to come.

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Thursday, 24 May 2018

23 May 2018

Metro Tunnel digs to reveal Melbourne’s past

The largest archaeological digs in Victorian history are underway in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Metro Tunnel archaeology digs

We are undertaking Victoria's largest archaeological dig in some of the oldest parts of Melbourne. The sites have been home to countless dwellings and infamous personalities. Drop by our viewing window next to Young and Jacksons to see what we have uncovered.

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Tuesday, 22 May 2018

18 May 2018

Community Participants on Melbourne’s largest archaeological dig

Ahead of excavation works for the Metro Tunnel, archaeologists and heritage experts will use excavators, shovels and hand trowels to sift through layers of rock and soil to uncover archaeological remains and artefacts dating back 180 years and earlier. A limited number of community participants will join the Archaeological teams by getting involved with the excavations.

09 May 2018

Moray Street bike path works

We are upgrading the Moray Street bike path to provide cyclists with a safe and reliable alternative north-south route during Metro Tunnel works on St Kilda Road.

A combination of day and night works over the next few months will involve kerb and roundabout modifications, traffic signal upgrades and line marking and asphalting.

26 Apr 2018

Major works on St Kilda Road in April

Works to realign the traffic, tram and bicycle lanes on St Kilda Road took place in April 2018. These works allowed us to establish the construction site for the new Anzac Station in the centre of St Kilda Road, while ensuring road and tram users can continue to use St Kilda Road and travel on public transport while construction takes place.

18 Apr 2018

Trams running again on St Kilda Road

Tram track realignment works along St Kilda Road have wrapped up, with the first tram running on the newly laid tracks on Wednesday morning.

13 Apr 2018

Have your say on the entrances to the Metro Tunnel

Victorians are being given the opportunity to have their say on the design of the Metro Tunnel’s western tunnel entrance in Kensington and eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra.

Draft Development Plans, which include site layout plans, architectural, and landscape and public realm plans, have been released for public comment for the built form at the both tunnel entrances.

13 Apr 2018

Victoria’s biggest ever archaeological dig to get underway

We will undertake one of the state’s largest archaeological digs at the corner of Swanston and La Trobe streets as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

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