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Metro Tunnel

Construction in Kensington

Works are underway to build the western tunnel entrance near South Kensington station.

Traffic impacts

Traffic impacts

A long term closure of Childers Street is in place for construction of the Metro Tunnel. Find out about traffic and transport changes.

Buses replacing trains

Buses replace trains, Sun 23 Sept

Buses will replace trains on the Sunbury, Werribee and Williamstown lines all day on Sunday 23 September for Metro Tunnel works in Kensington.

Work notifications

Work notifications

We provide regular updates to local residents and businesses of works taking place around Kensington. View all work notifications.

Early Works Plan

Early Works Plan

The Rail Infrastructure Alliance Early Works Plan outlines the works required to prepare for construction of the tunnel entrances in Kensington and South Yarra.

Building the tunnel entrance

Building the tunnel entrance

Read about the construction plans for the western tunnel entrance.

 Western tunnel entrance

Western tunnel entrance location

The western tunnel entrance will be located alongside the existing rail corridor in Kensington. Find out more about the location and features.

High voltage tower construction

High voltage tower construction

Works are underway to remove and relocate the existing high voltage transmission towers ahead of construction.

 Construction impacts

Construction impacts

A number of mitigation measures have been developed to avoid, reduce or manage construction impacts in the area.