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Metro Tunnel

08 May 2019

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Anzac Station roof construction underway

The Metro Tunnel’s Anzac Station is fast taking shape with construction now underway on the station roof.

On the northern part of the construction site on St Kilda Rd, Australian-made steel reinforcement is being laid, followed by concrete, forming the station roof.  

As the station is being constructed from the top down, the station walls are built first through a series of diaphragm walls – constructed up to a depth of 23 metres – followed by the station roof.

Once the roof is built, excavation continues underneath through a void in the roof slab, minimising noise and dust during construction. From mid-year, an acoustic shed will be built over this part of the site to support the launch of the tunnel boring machines at the end of the year.

On the southern end of the work site on St Kilda Rd, piling and diaphragm wall construction continues.

For more information on Anzac Station works visit www.metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

April construction blitz finished

Trains have returned to the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Frankston lines following the successful conclusion of the Metro Tunnel Project’s 19-day construction blitz at South Yarra.

This was a significant period of high intensity, 24/7 works, with the project team returning the lines in time for the first service of the day on Wednesday, April 24 after completing key works within the rail corridor.

  • Demolition of the William St bridge and completion of the first stage of the roof slab for the eastern tunnel entrance headlined the April blitz. The project team also:
  • Removed 13,000 cubic metres of soil and rock;
  • Poured more than 2200 cubic metres of shotcrete;
  • Installed 88 concrete piles to provide structural support for the future realignment of the tracks and construction of the eastern tunnel entrance;
  • Poured 400 cubic metres of concrete to construct the roof slab for the eastern tunnel entrance decline structure;
  • Removed and reinstated 800 metres of rail line and overhead structures; and
  • Installed 3500 metres of overhead wires.

The Metro Tunnel Project would like to thank public transport users and the broader community for their understanding and patience as the team completed these major eastern tunnel entrance works.

For more information about the project, please visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au, call 1800 105 105 or call the Interpreter Line on 9280 0700.

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