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Metro Tunnel

Project news and updates

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.

03 Apr 2018

24/7 works underway on St Kilda Road

Works to realign the traffic, tram and bicycle lanes on St Kilda Road are underway.

These 24/7 works will allow 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.

Buses will replace trams until 17 April.

28 Mar 2018

Buses replacing trams along St Kilda Road

Drivers and tram users are being reminded to plan ahead as buses will replace all St Kilda Road tram routes except route 58 along a section of the road. Commuters should allow up to 30 minutes extra travel time.

21 Mar 2018

TBMs on the way to dig the Metro Tunnel

Four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will build the project’s twin 9km tunnels have been ordered.

Each 100 metres long, they will move underneath the city surface burrowing through the soil and rock and installing the the concrete segments of the Metro Tunnel.

19 Mar 2018

Upgrades to the Metro rail network

A range of upgrades are needed on the Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines for the extra capacity created by the Metro Tunnel and its new High Capacity Metro Trains.

19 Mar 2018

Design and planning changes for the tunnels and stations

The Metro Tunnel Project Tunnels and Stations contractor (Cross Yarra Partnership) has refined the design and construction approach for the tunnels and stations. View the draft Planning Scheme Amendment and submit feedback now.

16 Mar 2018

Domain Precinct community information sessions

Come along to our upcoming drop-in information sessions to find out about the upcoming works on St Kilda Road and Park Street happening in April.

21 Feb 2018

Metro Tunnel Construction Ahead Of Schedule

The Metro Tunnel project is on track to be complete by the end of 2025, with new High Capacity Metro Trains running through the Metro Tunnel a year ahead of schedule.

Final contracts, signed in December with the Cross Yarra Partnership – a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital, were released by the Victorian Government today.

12 Feb 2018

Major road changes ahead

Road closures, lane reductions and major construction will begin this month with extended lane reductions on St Kilda Road and the complete closure of Grattan Street to enable work on new underground stations.

09 Feb 2018

The Metro Tunnel at White Night

The Metro Tunnel Town Hall Station site will be transformed into Good Night Construction Site at this year's White Night on Saturday 17 February.

You'll also be able to see a High Capacity Metro Train on display at Birrarung Marr.

Visit the White Night website for full details.

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