Metro Tunnel Project

The Victorian Government has launched a new rail infrastructure project – the Metro Tunnel. Information about the Metro Rail Project is available here.

This project will deliver five new underground train stations, including Domain. Domain Station will be located on St Kilda Road at Domain Road. Information about Domain Station, and its construction, is available here.

We recognise there will be significant challenges during the construction phase of the project that may impact the routes to and from the School for members of our community.

The safety of our girls and staff is of the highest importance. We are working with the Melbourne Metro Rail Project team to identify issues, to mitigate risks and to identify alternative modes of transport that benefit our community. We are committed to providing regular updates about the project and the School’s plans for dealing with any issues arising.

Updates and Notifications

Updates and notifications on the Metro Rail Project that may impact the Melbourne Girls Grammar community. 

Effective Monday 1 May 2017: Tram Routes 8 and 55 will merge and become new Route 58

The new route will run from Toorak through South Yarra (via Domain Road) to the Domain Interchange on St Kilda Road. Trams will then turn left down Park Street, South Melbourne and run along Kings Way to William Street, and on to West Coburg. Students and staff will need to transfer at Domain Interchange in order to travel towards the CBD.

At the same time, Route 6 from Glen Iris will be extended north from the University of Melbourne, to replace Route 8 services up Lygon Street to Moreland.

As noted below, as of 12 July 2017 the new Route 58 will no longer travel along Domain Road, but continue along Toorak Road West.

Download: Tram Route 8 changes effective 1 May 2017

For more information, please go to


Effective Sunday 25 June 2017: Bus Route 605 Realignment

Timetables will be available from 25 May 2017 on the PTV website ( Passengers can also take advantage of real time bus arrival information by downloading the PTV app and using the Next 5 feature. 

Download: Bus Route 605 Realignment


Effective Wednesday 12 July 2017: Tram 58 no longer travels along Domain Road

Once the new tram infrastructure is completed (including track down Toorak Road West and two new tram stops – one on the corner of Toorak Rd and Millswyn Street and another on St Kilda Rd, corner of Toorak Road West), the new Route 58 will be no longer travel along Domain Road and Park St. These works are being undertaken during school holidays and the new route will be operational from 12 July.


Thursday 18 May and Saturday 20 May: Drop in Community Information Sessions

Works for the Metro Tunnel Project are well underway in the Domain precinct with a number of minor service relocations now complete or nearing completion. Please feel free to attend the upcoming drop-in community information sessions. 

Download: Domain Info Session Invitation


Effective Wednesday 17 May – mid-June

From 17 May until Mid-June 2017, works are required to truncate two gas mains in four locations on the northern and southern side of St Kilda Road, near the Domain Interchange.

Download: Gas Main Truncation


Proposed 40km/h Speed Limit

Arrangements are being made to install 40km/h speed limit signage in the local streets of South Yarra north of Toorak Road. The reduced speed limit signage is being progressively rolled out on the local road network across the municipality. The installation of the reduced speed limit in South Yarra will: 

  • Complement the existing 40km/h speed limits already installed in Domain, Bromby and Anderson Streets, as well as parts of Domain Road and Walsh Street, as part of the State Government’s School Speed Zone program. The reduced speed limit is also a significan step towards achieving the goals of the Council’s Road Safety Plan 2013-2017 and Walking Plan 2014-2017, both of which aim to reduce the likelihood of fatalities and serious injuries to vulnerable road users; and
  • In the context of the Metro Rail Project, serve to generally improve local traffic safety and amenity withing this area of South Yarra by discouraging through traffic from using these local roads to bypass traffic congestion on the arterial roads. 


Changes to St Kilda Road

Lane reductions and closures on St Kilda Road and Toorak Road West will be in place from June. New tram infrastructure will be installed to re-route the Route 58 tram from Domain Road to Toorak Road West in preparation for construction of the new underground station at Domain.

St Kilda Road will reduce to two traffic lanes in each direction between Domain Road and Toorak Road West over the first weekend of June, and then over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and during the last week of June. 

St Kilda Road will be reduced to one traffic lane each way for 11 days from 1 July, with buses replacing trams to ensure passengers can still get where they need to go. On Toorak Road West, the eastbound lane will be closed between St Kilda Road and Park Street for more than two weeks from 13 June, before this section of Toorak Road West closes completely over the weekend of 1-2 July.