Rail tunnel to bring years of disruption

Herlad Sun: Melbourne Metro rail tunnel to bring years of disruption as it is built under Swanston St 16 Apr 2015

AN ANIMATED video shows how the State Government hopes its new Melbourne Metro rail tunnel will run under Swanston St, transforming the network into an “international-style train system”.

It will be built under Swanston St, causing “significant disruption” to the busy road, the Andrews Government has announced.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the underground rail tunnel would travel beneath Swanston St at a depth of just 10 metres.

Mr Andrews said work on the “important project” would begin before the end of 2018.

It is expected to cost $10 to $11 billion