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Metro Tunnel

06 Nov 2019

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Next phase underway at Anzac Station

Works to realign St Kilda Rd and the tram lines are now complete, following a two-week occupation that saw buses replace trams from October 13-27.

Over the 14 days, crews worked round the clock to lay 566 metres of new tram lines and 1550 tonnes of new asphalt between the Shrine of Remembrance and the Toorak Rd tram stops.

The road and tram lines have moved further west, allowing the next phase of major station construction to begin.

The Anzac Station construction team will now progress with building the station walls and roof in the middle section of the construction site, followed by excavation.

These works will join the northern and southern sections of the site to create the full 300-metre station box 22 metres beneath St Kilda Rd.

During the two-week tram line occupation, the Metro Tunnel Project distributed more than 300 vouchers to commuters, to be redeemed at nearby businesses encouraging people to “shop local” and support traders during the works.

Thank you to all residents, businesses, public transport users, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists for your patience during this time as we get on with building the new Anzac Station.

Meanwhile, above ground the transformation of the Domain site continues, with construction of a 75m-long, eucalypt-green acoustic shed taking shape.

The shed is being built over the construction site to minimise dust, light and noise during 24-hour tunnelling and excavation works.

Once construction is complete, the shed will house three inbuilt gantry cranes that will be used to assemble the tunnel boring machines once excavation works are finished.

When tunnelling begins in 2020, the cranes will also move concrete segments – used to line the tunnel – from the surface onto the tunnel boring machines working underground.

For more information visit metrotunnel.vic.gov.au

Did you know?

As part of the St Kilda Rd and tram realignment there was:

  • 1390 metres of new tram tracks laid;
  • 1415 cubic metres of concrete poured;
  • 3400 tonnes of new asphalt laid;
  • 7500 cubic metres of ground excavated;
  • 10,500 tonnes of crushed rock used; and
  • 7000 cubic metres of concrete and asphalt demolished
  • Work continues on excavating the 300-metre station box under St Kilda Rd.
  • Eucalypt-coloured cladding installed on the new acoustic shed at the Domain site.

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