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Metro Tunnel

11 Dec 2018

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New cadets start their journey

The summer break looks set to be action-packed for 48 local university students as they join the Metro Tunnel Project team as cadets.

From design, construction and tunnelling to mechanical engineering, sustainability and environment, the cadets will gain hands-on work experience, expert advice and training and a once-in-a-generation experience working on the state’s biggest ever public transport project.

We look forward to sharing their stories with you in the new year.

Tram network improvement

Final works are underway on Park Street, South Melbourne to complete the installation of the new Wells Street tram stop (Stop 119), with the bulk of works taking place from November 5 to December 13. Nine redundant poles will be removed from December 17 to 20.

These changes will only occur overnight, and detour routes will be in place. For more information visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au.

Anzac Station: The year that was

Construction of Anzac Station, one of five new underground stations as part of the Metro Tunnel Project, took a major leap forward in 2018. Here are some of the key highlights from this year:

  • Our crews working around the clock during the April school holidays to realign the St Kilda Road tram tracks, making way for the new construction site;
  • The arrival of the bentonite plant and associated silos to help create the station’s underground supporting walls;
  • Reaching the final stages of station wall construction in the north side while we start the walls on the south side.
  • Rescuing a family of ducks that strayed into our work site, by escorting them back to Albert Park Lake!

Looking ahead to 2019, excavation of the station box will soon get underway before two giant tunnel boring machines arrive to start their work to build the Metro Tunnel.

Thanks for 2018. See you in 2019.

Our construction team will take a break over Christmas, with the site shut down from December 22, 2018 to January 7, 2019.

Thanks to all the residents, businesses, public transport users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists for their patience this year as we worked to deliver Domain’s new train station.

The Metro Tunnel Project wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to sharing more project news in 2019.

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