Work is now underway in Melbourne's CBD to support construction of Town Hall Station.

This page outlines a snapshot of works happening in the area, details of impacts and working hours, and downloads of notifications sent to nearby residents and businesses. Sign up for enews to receive notifications to your inbox.

For works around the northern end of Swanston Street, see the current works at State Library Station page.

Construction snapshot for April 2024

Construction works within the Town Hall Station precinct during April 2024 include:

  • station entrance construction and build-out works
  • station passenger area and operational rooms construction and fit-out
  • Campbell Arcade restoration works including fit-out of the underground passenger connection to Flinders Street Station
  • lift installations within the Degraves Subway at Flinders Street Station
  • pedestrian ramp widening works on Collins Street and Swanston Street
  • train testing through the tunnel.

For more information on these works, see the April 2024 Town Hall construction update (PDF, 1.2 MB).

Traffic and transport impacts

  • In early April, Flinders Lane will be closed to traffic between Swanston and Elizabeth streets for up to 2 nights for light pole installation.
  • The Swanston Street western footpath between the Nicholas Building and Young and Jackson will be closed 8pm to 6am, from Monday 8 April to Thursday 18 April (excluding Friday and weekend) for site investigation works.
  • In late April and early May, the pedestrian crossing on the northern side of Collins Street at the Swanston Street intersection will be narrowed.
  • Throughout April there will be intermittent overnight footpath closures at the Flinders Quarter site entrance on Swanston Street and at Flinders Street, between Swanston and Degraves streets.


  • Ongoing closure of Flinders Street eastbound lanes between Swanston and Elizabeth streets.
  • Ongoing closure of the Flinders Street southern footpath adjacent to the Federation Square site, with pedestrian diversions in place through Federation Square.
  • Ongoing closure of the left turning lane from St Kilda Road to Flinders Street.
  • Temporary holding of traffic on Flinders Lane, Swanston, and Collins streets for up to 3 minutes to enable the delivery of equipment and materials.
  • Ongoing use of boom gate and swing gate controls to pedestrian traffic on Swanston and Collins streets to facilitate safe truck ingress and egress.
  • Intermittent stopping of pedestrians on the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane for the egress of construction vehicles.
  • Concrete trucks will intermittently park in the loading bay on Collins Street, adjacent to the City Square site for up to 30 minutes to enable concrete testing to take place.
  • Full closure of Campbell Arcade from all entrances whilst Flinders Link pedestrian connection works take place.
  • Full closure of Degraves Subway from Flinders Street Station while lift installation works take place.

The map below shows the location of work sites and traffic and transport changes during construction.

A map of construction works around around the Town Hall Station precinct

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