Flinders St eastbound lanes closure

As works to build the new Town Hall Station ramp up, the eastbound lanes of Flinders St, between Swanston and Elizabeth streets, will close from September for up to three years. 

The closure will enable construction of an underground passenger connection from the new Town Hall Station to Flinders Street Station, between Swanston and Degraves streets. 

Trams will continue to run in both directions, except from October 2 to 7.

Pedestrian and vehicle access will be maintained for local businesses and residents, with a new pedestrian crossing built near Degraves St. 

In addition to facilitating construction of the interchange, which will enable passengers to transfer from Town Hall Station to Flinders Street Station without pasting through ticket gates, the east bound lane closures will halve the number of truck movements on Swanston St during peak construction, boosting safety for pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists.

For more information on Town Hall Station visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk

See Melbourne’s CBD and its public art like you’ve never seen it before, as part of the Metro Tunnel Project’s Augmented Art Walk. 

This month, you can interact with 14 artworks as they are animated with virtual reality technology when seen through a phone or iPad.

Take the self-guided walk around Flinders Quarter and discover a diverse range of artworks by local and Australian artists using your Android or iPhone – download the free EyeJack augmented reality app and watch art come to life with movement and sound. 

The walk starts at Metro Tunnel HQ, 125 – 133 Swanston St, where you can pick up a map, then find your way to Vexta’s The Rising Orb: Hope mural in Degraves Place. 

From here follow the map, keeping an eye out for Flinders Quarter stickers at artwork locations around the Metro Tunnel Project’s Town Hall Station construction site near Flinders and Swanston streets, including the Nicholas Building and Scott Alley.

At the Young & Jackson Hotel, on the corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, iconic nude portrait Chloe becomes animated when viewed through a phone screen, with images of envelopes containing love letters from soldiers floating around Chloe. 

Artworks can also be discovered at the City Library, DoubleTree by Hilton, Bared Shoes (Manchester Lane) and underground in Campbell Arcade. 

The Flinders Quarter Augmented Art Walk is a Metro Tunnel Project business support initiative.

Get involved and share your #flindersquarter #metrotunnel experience. Find out more on Facebook and Instagram by following @flindersquarter @metrotunnelvic

For more information visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

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