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Project news and updates

02 Apr 2019

Stone artefacts on display at Metro Tunnel HQ

Flaked stone artefacts used by Aboriginal peoples, found during our archaeological investigations, are on display at Metro Tunnel HQ.

29 Mar 2019

Wanted: TBM operator trainees

The search is on for drivers to operate the massive tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will dig the Metro Tunnel.

13 Mar 2019

Free audio tours in Domain

We have partnered with Roamni to present free audio tours of the area around the Anzac Station site.

08 Mar 2019

Ride Safely near worksites

We are holding pop-ups at events through out the city to reduce the risks to cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists who move around our worksites.

28 Feb 2019

Second roadheader arrives at State Library Station

A second roadheader is set to commence excavation at the end of February from the Franklin Street east shaft. This machine will start excavating under Swanston Street, east to west, as it creates an underground passenger connection. It’ll be launched 26 metres underground in the coming days.

19 Feb 2019

Metro Tunnel TBMs named

The names of the four TBM’s set to build the Metro Tunnel have been revealed.

Meg lanning TBM

It’s not every day you have a piece of 'Meg-a' machinery named after you. Hear what Meg Lanning has to say about it.

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

18 Feb 2019

First TBM arrives in Melbourne

The first of four tunnel boring machines for the Metro Tunnel Project has completed its journey by sea to the Port of Melbourne.

Joan has arrived!

Joan, our first tunnel boring machine has arrived. Weighing in at a whopping 1,000 tonnes and 120m in length, she’s a beauty! Joan will be reassembled onsite at the new North Melbourne station in the coming weeks and prepared for tunnelling.

Posted by Metro Tunnel on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

15 Feb 2019

Excavation kick starts Parkville Station construction

Excavation has commenced at the Parkville worksite as workers dig out the equivalent of 80 Olympic swimming pools worth of rock and soil to build the new Parkville Station.

05 Feb 2019

Development plans on consultation

Victorians are being given the opportunity to have their say on the Metro Tunnel's upcoming development plans.

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