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Metro Tunnel

11 Jul 2019

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Construction of Anzac Station

Metro Tunnel works continue to progress on the St Kilda Rd site that will be home to the new Anzac Station.

On the northern side of the construction site, station box excavation has commenced through the void in the station roof.

Anzac Station is being constructed from the top down whereby 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 (or hole) in the roof slab, minimising noise and dust during construction. In the coming months an acoustic shed will be built over this part of the site to support the launch of the tunnel boring machines (TBM).

On the southern end of the work site on St Kilda Rd, construction of piling and diaphragm walls are now complete, and excavation has commenced.

At Edmund Herring Oval on Domain Rd, the home of the new TBM support site, civil works have now come to an end. Approximately 2000 cubic metres of concrete and 200 tonnes of steel was used to build the walls and roads for the various treatment plants that will support tunnelling operations.

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

Building on the past

As you travel through the Anzac Station precinct off St Kilda Rd, be sure to check out the new Metro Tunnel heritage hoarding near the Cobbers Monument at the Shrine of Remembrance.

St Kilda Rd has seen its share of construction over the years, from a bush track, to the laying of tram tracks, the construction of the Shrine of Remembrance, through to the development of the buildings that now line this iconic boulevard.

The construction of Anzac Station is the latest activity in this long line of developments.

This heritage hoarding outlines this transformation through text and historic images courtesy of the State Library of Victoria. Images include St Kilda Road in the late 1800s, the procession of the Royal Party including King George and Queen Mary in 1901, electric tramway construction from 1925 and early excavation of the Shrine of Remembrance.

These images are contrasted with images of the Metro Tunnel construction sites along St Kilda Road today.

 

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