The Metro Tunnel will bring more trains to your suburb and reduce travel times by running the busy Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines through a new tunnel.
By untangling the City Loop, more trains can run more often across Melbourne.
Construction is underway on five new stations, and we’ve finished digging twin 9km tunnels.
TBMs begin journey home, cross passage construction continues
The tunnel boring machines are being retrieved, while roadheader and cross passage excavation is still underway.
Creative design for western tunnel entrance unveiled
The Kensington community was invited to contribute to the design of the new legacy artwork adjacent JJ Holland Park.
Register now to the Metro Tunnel Creative Program Artist Pool
The Artist Pool is one of the main avenues through which we commission temporary artworks for our construction sites.
Tunnel boring machines reach the finish line
TBMs Joan, Meg, Millie and Alice have completed their sections of the Metro Tunnel. See their journey.
The arrival of TBM Meg at the Town Hall Station site marks the completion of major tunnelling works for the project.
Attention now turns to the next phase of works, with construction well underway on the 26 cross passages – the short tunnels that connect the main tunnels for passengers should an incident occur.
There’s still a huge amount of work to be done to finish the stations and get the tunnel ready to deliver more trains, more often.
Works in your area
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Works this winter as part of Victoria's Big Build
- 9 August to 23 September - buses replace trains on the Mernda Line
- 16 to 19 August - buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
- 23 to 26 August - buses replace trains on the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
- 28 to 29 August - buses replace trains on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines
For a full list of major transport works taking place this winter, visit Victoria’s Big Build.
The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations.
The Metro Tunnel will create capacity on the network to enable more than a half a million additional passengers per week across Melbourne’s train network to use the rail system during the peak periods.
Learn more about the project.