The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in Melbourne’s west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east.

Twin 9km rail tunnels will run between Kensington and South Yarra.

High-capacity signalling will allow longer, more modern trains to run more frequently, taking passengers to 5 new underground stations:

  • Arden Station (North Melbourne)
  • Parkville Station
  • State Library Station
  • Town Hall Station
  • Anzac Station (St Kilda Road).

When the Metro Tunnel is completed by 2025, more than 500,000 more passengers per week will be able to use Melbourne’s trains during peak periods.

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Tunnelling progress

Major tunnelling works are now complete, with roadheaders to complete the final section of the tunnels alongside the platforms at Town Hall Station.