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Metro tunnel

10 Sep 2019

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Anzac construction update

To enable the next stage of construction to build the new Anzac Station, buses will replace trams on St Kilda Rd between the Shrine of Remembrance and Commercial Rd from October 13 to 27. 

Crews will work around the clock as they realign the road and tram lines so that excavation of the middle section of the Anzac Station box can commence.

During this time, replacement buses will run to the tram timetable, with a frequency of one to two minutes during peak periods. 

St Kilda Rd will continue to remain open to motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and public transport users, with the relocation of the road and tram lines designed to ensure people move safely around the worksite during station construction.

Visitors to the area will soon notice a new acoustic shed, 75 metres long and 20 metres high, taking shape as shed construction works get underway.

The shed, coloured eucalypt green, is designed to blend into the nearby Shrine of Remembrance grounds and, once constructed, will minimise noise, light and dust impacts on the surrounding community during 24-hour tunnelling operations.

Inside the shed, inbuilt gantry cranes will be used to assemble two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) once excavation of the station box is complete.

As tunnelling begins, the cranes will also move concrete tunnel lining segments from the surface onto the machines underground.

The TBMs launching from the Anzac Station site are named Alice and Millie, after wartime medical hero Alice Appleford and Victoria’s first female MP Millie Peacock and will feature a yellow and green cutter head. 

When completed, the new Anzac Station – located under St Kilda Rd near the Domain Albert roads intersection – will improve access to the Domain Precinct and be an important interchange between train and tram services on St Kilda Rd.

For more information please visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

 

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