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Metro Tunnel magic is a sight for sore eyes

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

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

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