Creating a new train line from Sunbury to Pakenham

When the Metro Tunnel opens in 2025 the Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham lines will run through new tunnels under Melbourne’s CBD, with 5 new stations.

It will give passengers direct train access to new destinations, including St Kilda Road (Anzac Station), Melbourne’s major health and education precinct (Parkville Station) and North Melbourne (Arden Station).

Passengers will be able to travel all the way from Sunbury to Cranbourne or Pakenham without changing trains.

A single change will connect people to the Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Warrnambool and Gippsland regional rail lines.

The project scope includes:

  • twin 9km rail tunnels connecting the Sunbury Line to the Cranbourne and Pakenham lines
  • 5 new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac
  • underground pedestrian links to Flinders Street and Melbourne Central stations for easy interchange with the City Loop
  • Melbourne’s first tram/train interchange at Anzac Station on St Kilda Road
  • High Capacity Signalling allowing for turn-up-and-go services during peak times
  • safety features including platform screen doors.

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