Metro Rail Update articles

Getting creative with jobs support

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

Metro Tunnel HQ open all summer

Metro Tunnel HQ – the project’s visitor centre on Swanston St – is open all summer.  A popular spot in the heart of the city, Metro Tunnel HQ has clocked more than 100,000 visitors since it opened in mid-2018, with numbers expected to top 200,000 by the end of the year.   January has already

Clementine and company push ahead

Melbourne’s celebrated laneways are a distinct part of the city’s appeal: just the place to linger with a latte or browse the unique shops. Degraves St is one of the more celebrated thoroughfares, and its array of cafes cater to all tastes. But its appeal goes beyond dining and there are several treats at the

City Square gets a new (temporary) shed

City Square is one of three construction sites for the Metro Tunnel Project’s new Town Hall station.  If you’ve walked past recently, you would’ve seen a large shed now covers much of the site.  The acoustic shed is a temporary structure designed to minimise construction impacts such as noise, dust and light during major construction. 

New milestone for Metro Tunnel HQ

Metro Tunnel headquarters (HQ) on Swanston St notched up its latest milestone when it passed the 100,000 visitor mark recently. The honour went collectively to grade five and six students from Garfield Primary School, south-east of the city, who celebrated with gift bags and party poppers, while they learned about the Metro Tunnel project. Virtual

Flinders St eastbound lanes closure

As works to build the new Town Hall Station ramp up, the eastbound lanes of Flinders St, between Swanston and Elizabeth streets, will close from September for up to three years.  The closure will enable construction of an underground passenger connection from the new Town Hall Station to Flinders Street Station, between Swanston and Degraves

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