Your chance to be part of Melbourne’s train transformation


Metro Trains is hiring more than 100 station staff to work at the Metro Tunnel’s five new state-of-the-art stations, opening in 2025.  

Applications are now open for station masters, senior station officers, station officers and station assistants to work at Arden, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac stations – tasked with giving passengers an exceptional and safe experience. 

These new staff members will be among the first to work at the new stations helping thousands of passengers get where they need to go quickly and safely.

Test trains are now running at line speed through the project’s twin nine-kilometre tunnels, and enormous progress is being made on the stations, with architectural features, lights and seating being installed.

The project is now in a complex testing phase, with everything from the new, cutting-edge signalling to lifts, escalators, security systems, passenger information and the Victorian-first platform screen doors all being progressively tested to ensure all systems are working together with Melbourne’s new fleet of bigger, better trains.

The testing phase will continue into 2024, before the project moves into trialling train services using the new signalling system with station staff and drivers – the “dress rehearsal” before opening the Metro Tunnel to passengers.

The five Metro Tunnel stations will be new landmarks for the city, featuring striking architecture, world-class public art and 21st century technology and amenities.

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While station staff recruitment and training kick off, work on the project’s five new underground stations – Anzac, Town Hall, State Library, Parkville, and Arden – is progressing well, with crews working on architectural fit-out and installation of mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment. Crews have also finished installing Victorian-first platform screen doors.

Test trains are now running at a maximum speed of 80km/h through the tunnel – the same speed they will travel at when the project opens in 2025.

At Parkville Station, escalators and the glass canopy at the main entrance in Grattan St are now installed. Work is progressing on the pedestrian underpass under Royal Parade that will connect passengers to Melbourne’s healthcare and education precinct.

The Metro Tunnel will create a new end-to-end rail line from Sunbury in the north-west to Cranbourne and Pakenham in the south-east – via a new tunnel under the city – and include train access to Parkville and St Kilda Rd. •

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