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Melbourne Metro Rail

About the project

Melbourne is growing, but more trains can't run in and out of the city because the City Loop is full.


The new Metro Tunnel will let more trains run in and out of the city by giving the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines their own tunnel through the CBD.

The Metro Tunnel's scope includes five new underground stations, with two new city stations directly connected to Flinders Street and Melbourne Central.


Additionally, 65 new High Capacity Trains will run through the tunnel, freeing up more trains across the Melbourne rail network. More trains means fewer cars on the roads, helping to tackle congestion in our suburbs. 

This is one of the many benefits Metro Tunnel brings to Melbourne and Victoria.

Current status

The Metro Tunnel is fully funded and construction starts soon. The project will be assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process. For our next steps, see our Project timeline page.

A series of site investigations are taking place to explore the engineering and environmental conditions through the proposed rail corridor. Find out about works in your area.


Melbourne Metro Rail Authority is a statutory authority responsible for delivery of the Metro Tunnel.

Construction works will be delivered through a series of work packages. Find out more about opportunities for tenders and service providers.

Project map

Map of the Melbourne Metro Rail Project alignment Western tunnel entranceArdenParkvilleCBD NorthCBD SouthDomainEastern tunnel entrance

See the Locations page for more details