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 groups – is temporarily closed but students can still complete fun and educational activities through our website.

Check out the virtual tour of Metro Tunnel HQ and videos explaining the new train line and the construction technology used to build it. 

There are games, puzzles and challenges that will make you an expert in no time, and exercises are suitable for primary and high school students.

Mini Melbourne is a world-first resource brought to life for the Metro Tunnel Project. Rail Projects Victoria partnered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training to recreate 600,000 sqm of Melbourne’s city centre in Minecraft. Any Minecraft user can download the map and begin exploring.

A series of themed pages invite children to collect badges as they learn more about aspects of the project on their way to becoming a “Metro Tunnel Mastermind”. 

metrotunnel.vic.gov.au/education

Breakthroughs at Town Hall Station

Significant milestones have been reached in Melbourne’s CBD with the completion of two tunnel breakthroughs under Swanston St for the new Town Hall Station. 

Since late last year, three roadheaders have been operating 20-25 metres under Swanston St from access shafts at City Square, Federation Square and Flinders Quarter to excavate the station’s central cavern and underground walkways. 

In early June, the roadheader excavating from City Square broke through to the Flinders Quarter site. In late June, the roadheader operating from Federation Square broke through to the central cavern (pictured), marking the completion of the first stage of station excavation.

Construction is continuing across all Metro Tunnel Project sites in accordance with the COVID-19 health and safety procedures in place •

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