The Metro Tunnel Project

This program by Rail Projects Victoria consists of four individual IS Ratings, which will determine an overall rating for this project.



By taking some of Melbourne’s busiest train lines – Sunbury, Cranbourne and Pakenham – through a new tunnel under the city, the Metro Tunnel will free up space in the City Loop to run more trains to and from the suburbs

That means more trains, more often across Melbourne, with a less crowded and more reliable train network.

The Metro Tunnel Project will support Melbourne’s connectivity and liveability for decades to come. It will deliver twin nine kilometre rail tunnels from Kensington to South Yarra with five new underground stations at Arden (to be renamed North Melbourne), Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac.

This project has been divided into four packages: Early Works Managing Contractor, Tunnels and Stations Public Private Partnership, Rail Infrastructure Alliance, and Rail Systems Alliance.


  • Rating Type Rail
  • Registered Date 2015
  • Practical Completion 2025
  • State VIC
  • Suburb Melbourne
  • Capital Value $11 billion
  • Registration Organisation Rail Projects Victoria
  • Other Key Stakeholders AureconJacobs, & Mott MacDonald JV, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.


To find out more information about this project, visit the Metrotunnel website.