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Eat, drink, shop, play: Melbourne’s newest precinct NOLA is on the rise

Eat, drink, shop, play: Melbourne’s newest precinct NOLA is on the rise

With Christmas coming, it’s the perfect time to explore our city’s newest precinct, NOLA, between Swanston, La Trobe, Elizabeth and Victoria streets (“North of La Trobe”). Whether you want to eat, drink, shop or get a haircut, NOLA has something for everyone – from hidden gems like upstairs bar Loch & Key or board game

Metro Tunnel cross passage construction complete in the west

Following excavation of the Metro Tunnel’s twin nine-kilometre tunnels earlier this year, Melbourne’s biggest public transport project has reached another digging milestone. Cross passage construction for the western section of the tunnel is now complete, with 14 of these important safety features now in place between the tunnel entrance at Kensington and the new Town

From lab to live – smart signals on the Metro Tunnel Project

Revolutionary signalling and technology upgrades being rolled out on the Metro Tunnel Project have already recorded tens of thousands of hours’ work by hundreds of people. High Capacity Signalling will revolutionise travel on Melbourne’s network by allowing more trains to run, more often. Put simply, it’s a game-changer for Melburnians. This work is being delivered

Metro Tunnel magic is a sight for sore eyes

There’s more to the Metro Tunnel than meets the eye – at least going by the project’s latest striking idea to support businesses in Melbourne’s CBD. The Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk is an exhibition with a difference, using augmented reality (AR) to reveal the city’s laneways from a new perspective. Anyone with a smartphone

Seventy-seven engineers

Have you ever wondered how many different types of engineers it takes to bring revolutionary signalling technology to Melbourne, in order to run more trains, more often in the Metro Tunnel? Well, it’s 77 different kinds – and that’s without counting scores more building tunnels and stations, too. The Rail Systems Alliance – which is

Metro Tunnel project puts art in the picture

There’s still plenty of time to see the work of celebrated photographers at the Metro Tunnel project’s construction sites. PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography and the Metro Tunnel Creative Program have joined forces to present one of the largest outdoor public photographic exhibitions seen in Australia.  Running until Sunday, March 7, more than 500

Joan meets the CBD!

The Metro Tunnel Project ended 2020 on a high note, with arrival of TBM Joan in the CBD prior to Christmas.  TBM Joan bored into State Library Station’s central cavern 32 metres under Swanston St after tunnelling 1km from the Parkville Station site.  Meanwhile TBM Meg is currently carving a parallel route to the CBD

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