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More than 100 staff sought for Metro Tunnel

Metro tunnel staff

In its biggest recruitment drive ever, Metro Trains Melbourne is looking for more than 100 new staff to work in its five new Metro Tunnel stations. 

Applications open on November 22, with station master, senior station officers and station assistance roles available at Arden, Parkville, State Library, Town Hall and Anzac stations. 

The recruitment drive was by Premier Jacinta Allan and special guest Geoff Jacks, who has been with Metro for 51 years, and has worked at 240 train stations, including many that no longer exist.  

He was there in 1981 when the City Loop opened and has seen many city shaping projects being completed across his five-decade career. 

Metro Tunnel staff play a key role in helping thousands of passengers get where they need to go every day quickly and safely.  

As the search for staff begins, work is continuing at pace on the Metro Tunnel – creating room for more passengers, taking cars off our roads and cutting travel times to Parkville and St Kilda Road by up to 50 minutes a day. 

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 – through a new tunnel under the city, freeing up space in the City Loop. 

Find out more about working in a Metro Tunnel station by visiting  bigbuild.vic.gov.au/metrotunnel.