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.
If you are interested in working in a Metro Tunnel station visit metrotrains.com.au/metro-tunnel-careers.
While station staff recruitment and training kicks off, construction is continuing at the new stations.
At Town Hall Station, crews have installed eight concrete columns beneath City Square – a feature of the concourse level.
Work is progressing well on the pedestrian underpass connecting Town Hall and Flinders Street stations, with lifts soon to be installed on all 10 platforms at Flinders Street Station.
At State Library Station, the six massive beams forming the entrance structure near the corner of La Trobe and Swanston streets are now in place, while work is continuing on the pedestrian underpass connecting State Library Station with Melbourne Central Station.
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. •
Caption: Metro Trains passenger service resourcing lead Geoff Jacks, who worked at City Loop stations when they opened 40 years ago, at the Anzac Station construction site on St Kilda Rd.