The Metro Tunnel Project

The Metro Tunnel Project is one of the largest public transport projects ever undertaken in Australia and the first major investment in Melbourne’s CBD rail since the City Loop was completed 30 years ago.

It will free up space in the City Loop, which will allow more trains to run in and out of the city with its ‘turn-up-and-go’ services and make travel to and from RMIT easier.

As part of the Metro Tunnel Project, a new underground station is being built on the doorstep of RMIT.

The University is excited to be a key stakeholder in this project. Works on the Metro Tunnel have begun and we will endeavour to keep you updated on developments and opportunities for engagement as the project progresses.


Please be advised that tree removal will take place on Franklin Street, between Swanston Street and Stewart Street, on 18 November. The removal of nine trees is required to enable service relocation works to take place on Franklin Street, in preparation for an access shaft to be built.

13 November 2017

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27 February 2017

21 February 2017

From our City campus light projections (CBD North side) to a playful 3D illusion into the construction of the Metro Tunnel underneath Swanston Street (CBD South side), no two experience will be the same at White Night Melbourne tomorrow. Check out the full program at

16 February 2017

From Wednesday 15 February, Metro Tunnel will be undertaking night works to continue service relocation works within the area. This work needs to be completed at night to ensure traffic on the road and tram networks can continue to operate unimpeded. The works are expected to take up to five nights over a two-week period and will affect Victoria Street, Swanston Street and Franklin Street. For more information, refer to Metro Tunnel Works Notification Night Works, CBD North.

10 February 2017

20 January 2017

Works will start in the CBD North area from Monday 16 January 2017 in preparation for major construction for the Metro Tunnel project. These works will be delivered by John Holland and include site establishment, tree and vegetation removal, relocation and protection of underground utility services such as water, gas, power and telecommunications and shaft construction for the new rail tunnels and CBD North station.

16 January 2017

23 December 2016

28 November 2016

Campus access map

City campus access map

Your safety

SafeZone App

SafeZone is a free app that connects you directly to our Security team when you need help on campus.

Whether it’s to do with an:

  • emergency issue (emergency call)
  • hazard issue (help call)
  • medical issue (first aid call) or
  • if you feel you're in an unsafe situation (help call).

you can receive assistance from the simple push of a button.

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Stay safe at RMIT

With various construction projects going on around City campus, we request your full attention as our special safety attendants take you through some important safety information.

Works Notices

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