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Metro Tunnel Project

The $11 billion Metro Tunnel will create a new rail line from Sunbury to Cranbourne / Pakenham, with five new underground stations at North Melbourne (Arden), Parkville, State Library (CBD North), Town Hall (CBD South) and Anzac (Domain).


Metro Tunnel Project


Tunnel and Stations PPP - Contract Let

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Rail Projects Victoria


The $6 billion Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP) is the largest package of works for the Metro Tunnel and will deliver the nine kilometre twin tunnels under the CBD, and the five new underground stations. The availability PPP contract with Cross Yarra Partnership – comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital – was executed in December 2017.

Works include main tunneling works, five underground stations, station fit-out, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure delivered by the package and commercial opportunities at the new stations. Works on the Tunnels and Stations PPP package commenced in 2018.

The Metro Tunnel is the largest investment in Melbourne's CBD rail capacity since the City Loop was completed 30 years ago.

Importantly, the alignment provides the opportunity to connect passengers to Arden, Parkville and Domain precincts via heavy rail for the first time and provide much-needed relief to the heavily congested Swanston Street / St Kilda Road tram corridor, currently the busiest in the world.

The executed contract documents are available here on the Tenders Vic website.

Other Metro Tunnel work pages include Early Works, Rail Systems Alliance and the Rail Infrastructure Alliance.

Further information on these packages is available on the Metro Tunnel website.

Contact information

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Reviewed 20/05/2019
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