Major Contract

Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Metro Tunnel and Stations Works Package

Under Delivery
Melbourne Metro Tunnel - Metro Tunnel and Stations Works Package

The Metro Tunnel and Stations works package, which is being delivered as a circa $6 billion availability based Public Private Partnership (PPP), will see the construction of nine kilometre twin tunnels under Melbourne's CBD, providing the Sunbury to Cranbourne/Pakenham lines underground access through the CBD. It will also deliver five new underground stations at:

  • Arden
  • Parkville
  • Domain
  • CBD North, and
  • CBD South.


Key Dates

Jul 2017 Preferred Bidder Selection
2018 Expected Construction Commencement
Sep 2024 Expected Construction Completion


Procuring Agency: Rail Projects Victoria
Shortlist: Continuum Victoria – comprising ACCIONA Infrastructure, Ferrovial Agroman, Honeywell, Downer EDI and Plenary Origination; Cross Yarra Partnership – comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital; Moving Melbourne Together – comprising Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, Ghella, Salini Impregilo, Serco and Macquarie Capital.
Successful Tenderer: Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium, comprising Lendlease Melbourne Metro, John Holland, Bouygues Construction, John Laing and Capella Capital.


Jul 2017 Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) announced as the preferred bidder.
Dec 2017 Contractual close reached.
Mar 2018 Four Tunnel Boring Machines were ordered and expected to start arriving in early 2019.
May 2018 Final station designs by CYP were released.
Oct 2018 Construction commenced.
Procurement approach
Confirmed PPP |
Victoria |