The Metro Tunnel

The $11 billion Metro Tunnel Project will enable more trains to run in and out of the city to cater for Melbourne's growth. Fully funded by the Victorian Government, the project will transform the way people move around Melbourne and access key landmarks and destinations.

The Metro Tunnel takes two of our busiest train lines out of the congested City Loop, creating a new end-to-end Sunbury to Cranbourne-Pakenham line across the city. Construction of the Metro Tunnel is underway and expected to be completed by 2025.

Project benefits

Key to the future expansion of Victoria's rail network, the Metro Tunnel will:

  • enable our transport system to grow as our community does
  • provide reliable, high capacity services on the new line
  • free up much-needed space in the City Loop for more trains to run more often on other lines such as the Werribee, Craigieburn and Frankston lines
  • cater for an extra 39,000 passengers during the peak periods.

Want to know more?

Visit the Metro Tunnel website to find out more.

Page last updated: 8 November 2018