Metro Tunnel overview video and transcript
[A map of Melbourne's train network showing the congestion in the city]
The Metro Tunnel will free up space in the City Loop to run more trains, more often all over Melbourne.
[Animation of the Metro Tunnel route through Melbourne, connecting the Sunbury line to the Cranbourne/Dandenong line, with five new stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain]
It will take three of the busiest train lines through a new tunnel under the city.
[Animation of a tunnel boring machine travelling under the Yarra River]
The final environmental assessment is now complete paving the way for major construction.
[Animation of the CBD North station being built next to the Melbourne Central station]
Design and development work has been underway since February 2015.
[Animation showing the location of construction sites at the City Square at the intersection of Swanston Street and Collins Street; and on Franklin Street and A'Beckett Street near Swanston Street)
Excavation of the huge shafts in the CBD will begin early next year.
The Metro Tunnel will mean less crowded and more reliable trains, trams and roads for Melbourne and Victoria.
Visit the Metro Tunnel website.
Page last updated: 18 January 2017