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Welcome to Metro and welcome to Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city with more than 1,400 people choosing to move here every week.

Metro is Australia’s busiest railway with around 2,200 services operated each weekday across 15 train lines. Melbourne’s Metro is one of the world’s largest above-ground railway networks and with 830kms of track, is comparable in size to the London Underground.

The railway has been experiencing considerable growth just like the city and is being transformed from a traditional suburban railway into a high-frequency, high capacity metro system designed for a growing city.

Click across the tabs to learn more about Melbourne and the expertise needed at Metro.

The challenge facing Metro

Melbourne’s first railway opened in 1854 and is now one of world’s largest privately operated yet publically-owned railways.

Over past year, Melbourne’s Metro has accommodated a record 222.3 million customer journeys – the highest in Melbourne’s history.

This growth is expected to continue with patronage to double over the coming decade.

To facilitate this growth, Metro must transition from being a traditional suburban railway to becoming a high-capacity, high-frequency metro to rival the world’s best.

Supported by the Victorian government, funding has been secured to commence the largest reconfiguration of Melbourne’s railway undertaken in recent decades.

With 38 new six-carriage trains being delivered over the coming months, our aim is to fundamentally change the way Metro operates.

Around $600 million was invested in infrastructure renewal, major projects as well rolling stock reliability projects in the past year, with Metro having commenced one of the toughest challenges being faced by any railway operator in Australia.

To meet this challenge, we are inviting experienced railway professionals from all around the world to consider moving to Melbourne and join us for the journey of a lifetime.

We have the funding and we have the will to succeed – to ready us for expected future growth, we also now need additional expertise from the world’s great railways

Metro employs rail specialists in a range of disciplines

  • Design engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Overhead lines and distribution engineers
  • Project and senior project managers
  • Rolling stock engineers
  • Signal engineers
  • Substation engineers

We employ a range of rail specialists and we expect our needs to continue to increase as we grow.

Backed by a strong team of shareholders including MTR Corporation of Hong Kong, as well as local construction and engineering companies John Holland and UGL Limited, we take our responsibilities for growing Melbourne’s railway very seriously.

Melbourne consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities

Since 1835, Melbourne has developed into a sophisticated metropolis located on the banks of Port Philip Bay with the picturesque Yarra River winding its way through the heart of the city.

With an enviable temperate climate, in summer, residents of Melbourne have access to world-renowned surfing beaches while in winter, within a few hours, access can be gained to some of Australia’s leading snowfields.

Traditionally, Melbourne has been known as the garden state with superb swathes of parks and gardens maintained throughout the city and its suburbs.

The gold rush of the 1850s propelled Melbourne into the industrial revolution where it established itself as Australia’s manufacturing hub – a status it still retains.

With a growing population of four million, Melbourne is widely regarded as a centre for cultural and artistic endeavour having experienced enormous post-war migration from Europe and, more recently, from its Asian neighbours.

Melbourne is perhaps most famous for its major sporting events hosting the world famous Melbourne Cup, the Australian F1 Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis as well as being the traditional home of the Australian Football League.

Melbourne’s population is growing at a rate of around 1,400 people a week with the city’s population expected to grow to five million over the coming years.

As a consequence, Melbourne’s metropolitan rail system is undergoing a renaissance where it is being transformed from a traditional suburban railway into a high-frequency, high-capacity metro system designed for a growing city.

The growth of this liveable city and its railway is presenting unique opportunities for railway professionals from all around the world.

If successful in securing a position with Metro, we may provide assistance for you to move to Melbourne.

That assistance, depending on your circumstances, could include:

  • Relocation assistance
  • Salary packaging
  • Initial provision of temporary accommodation, and
  • Advice on other taxation benefits.

Talk to us about career opportunities

If you’re considering a move to Melbourne, talk to us first.

We can provide you with everything you need to know about moving to Melbourne, living in Melbourne and thriving in Melbourne.

We have recruitment specialists available to talk to you about the expertise we need to grow this railway.

Call on +61 3 9610 2400 to talk with one of our recruitment specialists office hours 8:15am to 6:00pm (standard time zone: UTC/GMT +10 hours)


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