Metro Rail Update articles

Metro Tunnel gives outdoor dining a pop-up push

Metro Tunnel gives outdoor dining a pop-up push

The Metro Tunnel Project has joined the push to help rejuvenate Melbourne’s dining scene as it bounces back from the coronavirus pandemic. The project’s creative program has extended the pop-up park on Domain Rd, South Yarra, so even more people can dine outside while following social distancing guidelines. The park has converted another three park-

Metro Tunnel mega machine sets course for State Library

Work has started to create the latest section of the Metro Tunnel – a one-kilometre stretch from Parkville to the new State Library Station at the northern end of Swanston St. Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Joan was relaunched in mid-October to begin its journey into the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. The new metro-style line features

Metro Tunnel welcomes students to the virtual classroom

While it’s all quiet in Metro Tunnel HQ’s little corner of the city in Swanston St, there’s still plenty for students to learn about the project.  Education Program Manager Cherida Longley said providing a Metro Tunnel experience to students wherever they may be during lockdown had been a focus. “We delivered our first series of

Metro Tunnel shines a light on world-class design

Melbournians can expect to see innovative and eye-catching station designs take shape as work on the Metro Tunnel Project progresses over the next few years, according to Rail Projects Victoria’s Linda Cantan. The construction expert has five new stations to watch over as package director, tunnels and stations for the massive project – and she

Metro Tunnel lessons just a click away

The Metro Tunnel Project has stepped into the virtual classroom to help parents tackle the next few weeks of home schooling. The project’s online education resources have been refreshed to help students learn from home about the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history.    COVID-19 restrictions mean Metro Tunnel HQ – which hosts school

Getting creative with jobs support

The Metro Tunnel Project will provide a huge boost to the Victorian arts community in the coming months, with more than $150,000 of new commissions announced for local artists.  The funding package offered over the next few months will help local artists and other creative professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic by providing additional opportunities

Metro Tunnel workers stay vigilant

Construction is continuing on the Metro Tunnel Project, with many significant milestones being achieved.  While we continue to build the twin tunnels and five new stations, strict protocols are in place to protect the health and safety of construction workers and the community during the coronavirus crisis.  This includes modifying construction activities to follow social

Tunnelling under the CBD now in full swing

Construction is ramping up on the new Town Hall Station with tunnelling underway at all three CBD sites as part of the Metro Tunnel project.  Three road headers have been launched from sites at Federation Square, City Square and Flinders Quarter (next to the Young & Jackson Hotel), with acoustic enclosures built to minimise noise

State Library Station taking shape below Swanston St

Construction of the Metro Tunnel Project’s new State Library Station is well underway, with the main cavern now excavated and work starting on the permanent station.  The cavern under the CBD has been excavated using three road headers, each of which excavate around 500 tonnes of rock every day. They are equipped with cutterheads that

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