Metro Tunnel Walking Tour
Join the Metro Tunnel Project team on a walking tour along Swanston Street between the sites of the two new underground train stations in the CBD.
Put on your hard hat and zip up your high-vis vest as you visit key locations including City Square, Franklin Street and A’Beckett Street where construction is underway.
See how this mega project is being constructed in a busy city while trams and pedestrians continue to flow along Swanston Street.
The project team will guide you along the new tunnel route pointing out some of the challenges of building in an urban environment, including relocating services such as telecommunications, water and electricity, tunnelling through Melbourne’s complex ground conditions and designing stations that reflect the character of their surroundings whilst enhancing the liveability of our city.
Get a glimpse of what will take place below the ground, plus peek at how the stations may look and feel.
The Metro Tunnel will transform the way we travel into and around the city. It will deliver five new underground stations for Melbourne at Arden in North Melbourne, Parkville, CBD North (between La Trobe and Franklin streets), CBD South (between Collins and Flinders street) and Domain under St Kilda Road near the Shrine of Remembrance. The two CBD stations will have direct underground connections to Melbourne Central and Flinders Street stations respectively.
The Metro Tunnel is a once in a generation project that will leave a lasting legacy and contribute to the aesthetic of our city. This is Victoria’s biggest ever investment in public transport. The Metro Tunnel will untangle our rail network, creating more space for more trains, more often.
This event is presented by the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority the authority responsible for the delivery of the Metro Tunnel Project.