The Metro Tunnel: Early Works - ISCouncil

The Metro Tunnel: Early Works

Project Details

  • Rating Type: As Built
  • Location: VIC
  • Stakeholders:


The Metro Tunnel will untangle the City Loop by taking three of the Melbourne's busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city, creating space on the network for more than half a million peak passengers every week.

The project will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the west to Cranbourne/Pakenham in the south-east, with high capacity trains and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, Anzac, and two new CBD stations - State Library and Town Hall - which will directly connect to the City Loop.

The Early Works Package for the Metro Tunnel Project delivered the contract to prepare the work sites for construction of the Metro Tunnel and five new underground stations, involving the relocation of utility services such as gas, sewer and water mains, demolition and road, bicycle and footpath changes.

The major works for the Early Works component commenced in early 2017, and the construction was completed in December 2018.


Rating Type: Rail
Rating Score: 81.93
Registered Date: September 2016
Certification Date: December 2021
Jurisdiction: Australia
States: VIC
Suburb: Melbourne
Capital Value: $324 Million
Other Stakeholders: John Holland Group Pty Ltd, KBR, Rail Projects Victoria

To find out more about this project, visit the Metro Tunnel website.

Melbourne Metro tunnel

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