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25 Sep 2020

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

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

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

22 Sep 2020

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

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 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

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

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

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

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.

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