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Project news and updates

26 Jul 2019

Tunnel boring machine tour

This is your chance to take a tour of the Metro Tunnel Project’s new North Melbourne Station site, near Arden Street, where our first two TBMs will soon be launched to create the tunnels for the trains that will transform Melbourne’s rail network.

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

14 Jul 2019

Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

For ten weeks only, interact with public art in a very different way at the gateway to Melbourne’s CBD, Flinders Quarter.

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.

09 Jul 2019

Literature Lane closure

To safely carry out piling works, the eastern entrance to Literature Lane will close from 10 July for up to three years

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

Open House 2019 walking tours

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

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.

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