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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.

25 Sep 2020

Join us for a Facebook Live Q&A

Join us for a Facebook Live Q&A

Join our Tunnels & Stations Deputy Director, Paul Thomas, for a live Q&A session about all things Metro Tunnel Project.

23 Sep 2020

Tunnelling hits halfway mark with TBM breakthroughs

Tunnelling hits halfway mark with TBM breakthroughs

The Metro Tunnel Project’s rail tunnels are now halfway to completion, with tunnel boring machines finishing digging between the tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington and the site of the new Parkville Station.

22 Sep 2020

Proposed extension of Childers Street closure in Kensington

Proposed extension of Childers Street closure in Kensington

Learn more about proposed traffic changes for Childers Street, Kensington.

22 Sep 2020

Celebrating our healthcare workers

Celebrating our healthcare workers

A large-scale photo essay by Melbourne photographer Phoebe Powell gives pride of place to healthcare workers in Parkville.

21 Sep 2020

Milestone testing of high-tech train control system

Milestone testing of high-tech train control system

After nearly 3 years of hard work and planning, Metro Tunnel Project began testing Communication-Based Train Control or the first time ever in Melbourne. It will pave the way for High Capacity Signalling and more trains, more often.

10 Sep 2020

Metro Tunnel Creative Program wins design award

Metro Tunnel Creative Program wins design award

Metro Tunnel Creative Program received a prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class accolade in the Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

27 Aug 2020

Milestone breakthrough at Parkville

Milestone breakthrough at Parkville

The Metro Tunnel Project has hit another milestone after tunnel boring machine (TBM) Joan broke through at the Parkville Station site this week.

22 Jul 2020

Live Metro Tunnel Q&A for Open House 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

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

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

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.

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