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Project news and updates

08 Oct 2019

Buses replace trams on St Kilda Road

Major construction is continuing in the Domain Precinct at the site of the future Anzac Station as part of the Metro Tunnel Project.

26 Sep 2019

Sunbury Line Works to begin this weekend

Buses replace Sunbury line trains between Flagstaff and Sunshine stations from 11.15pm Saturday 28 September to 9pm Friday 11 October 2019, while Metro Tunnel Project works take place.

24 Sep 2019

Joan starts tunnelling

We have reached a major milestone with tunnelling commencing on the North Melbourne to Kensington section of the Metro Tunnel Project.

09 Sep 2019

Tunnelling centre build commences

Work has commenced today on the $16 million Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) being built at Holmesglen Institute’s Chadstone campus to train and skill local workers in underground construction and tunnelling.

05 Sep 2019

Divine Characters grace our Creative Program

Melbourne creative duo Will and Garrett Huxley (aka The Huxleys) were commissioned by the Metro Tunnel Creative Program to create designs to brighten up the City Square construction hoardings and nearby Scott Alley.

24 Aug 2019

Works on the rail network across Victoria this spring

Across late September and October, buses will replace trains at various times on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines. Trams on St Kilda Road, Flinders Street and Plenty Road will also be affected at selected times.

On the regional train network, coaches will replace trains on parts of the Ballarat, Bendigo, Gippsland, Geelong and Warrnambool lines.

Major disruptions 21 September to 27 October

15 Aug 2019

First TBM blessed at North Melbourne

As the Metro Tunnel Project prepares to launch its first tunnel boring machine (TBM), traditional ceremonies have been held at the TBM launch site in North Melbourne.

06 Aug 2019

High Capacity Signalling testing to begin

Epping-based TTM Rail has been awarded the $1.6 million contract to fit out two X’Trapolis trains for High Capacity Signalling testing on the Metro Tunnel Project.

06 Aug 2019

La Trobe Street closure in August 2019

There are staged eastbound lane closures on La Trobe Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets in August.

06 Aug 2019

Rail network upgrades and maintenance works

There will be significant upgrades and essential maintenance across the rail network in August and September

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