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Contract awarded on Melbourne Metro Tunnel’s Anzac station

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Meg has begun digging as part of the Metro Tunnel Project after months of assembly and commissioning.

Works have begun on the roof of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel’s Anzac station, with two companies awarded major contracts.

AUSREO has won the contract to supply more than 3800 tonnes of steel reinforcement for the roof and Holcim will supply 15,000 cubic metres of concrete for the roof slabs.

An acoustic shed will be built over the northern section of the site to minimise noise and dust, serving as the launching site for the tunnel boring machines heading towards the eastern tunnel entrance.

The station aims to improve access to the employment hub around St Kilda Road, saving up to 25 minutes for passengers commuting via the Cranbourne and Pakenham rail lines.

Commuters using the Sunbury line will be able to cut 20 minutes off their journey, while other lines will see time savings of up to 10 minutes.

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Melbourne is in the midst of a construction blitz, with major work occurring throughout the city on the Metro Tunnel and other projects.

At South Yarra, demolition of the William Street bridge was completed as part of initial work to construct the Metro Tunnel’s eastern entrance. Workers are now installing 68 concrete piles to provide structural support for the realignment of the tracks and construction of the roof slab for the entrance.

The Level Crossing Removal Project has also been forging ahead during the blitz. Workers on the Frankston Line have prepared signalling equipment and utilities for the Carrum level crossing removal.

On the Mernda line, around 200 people worked around-the-clock for six days to demolish Reservoir station and begin piling for the foundations of a new rail bridge that will remove the dangerous and congested level crossing.

While the major closures are underway through the south-east, specialised signalling cabling has been installed in the City Loop, signalling components have been upgraded between Flinders Street and Richmond stations, and steel structures are being built around Richmond ready for the installation of new overhead wiring.

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