Sunbury Line Upgrade

The Sunbury Line Upgrade will enable more modern trains to run more often on the line, creating room for 113,000 more passengers every week



2023scheduled completion

113,000passenger capacity increase


The Sunbury Line Upgrade will maximise the benefits of the Metro Tunnel Project, allowing trains to run more frequently and carry more passengers.

A combination of power upgrades and platform extensions is needed to enable High Capacity Metro Trains (HCMTs) to run on the line, which will create room for 113,000 more peak passengers every week.

These upgrades will ensure the new, high-capacity trains can reliably run all the way from Cranbourne and Pakenham to Sunbury – linked through the CBD by the Metro Tunnel.

The Sunbury Line Upgrade will deliver:

  • Power upgrades between Sunbury and the Metro Tunnel entrance near South Kensington station
  • Platform extensions at 10 stations between Sunbury and Footscray
  • Wheelchair boarding platforms at eight stations
  • Train stabling upgrades at Sunbury, Calder Park and Watergardens.

John Holland, CPB Contractors, AECOM and Metro Trains Melbourne have been awarded a $215 million contract for the first package of works on the $2.1 billion project.


The Sunbury Line Upgrade is being delivered by Rail Projects Victoria. Visit the project website for more information.

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