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.
Environment Effects Statement
Melbourne Metro is being assessed through an Environment Effects Statement (EES) process. The EES is an integrated evaluation of the potential environmental, social, economic and planning aspects of the project, and the approach to managing the impacts.
See the Locations page for more details.