Two TBMs have broken through key sections of the Metro Tunnel, marking the half-way mark of tunnelling on the ground-breaking project.
The first of the Metro Tunnel’s tunnel boring machines (TBMs) has broken through at Parkville Station in Victoria.
More infrastructure jobs to be created in Victoria after the Federal and Victorian Governments announce $525m for shovel-ready projects and road safety upgrades.
All four of the Metro Tunnel’s tunnel boring machines (TBMs) are now digging the project’s twin tunnels across Melbourne, with the launch of TBM Meg from the Arden site in North Melbourne
Creating some 7000 jobs over the life of the project, the Metro Tunnel is a critical piece of the puzzle in keeping Victorians in work and our state on-track for recovery.
Works are underway to remove three dangerous level crossings and build two new stations in Cheltenham and Mentone – with a one-week rail closure beginning today as construction ramps up.
Construction on stage two of the $1.4 billion Monash Freeway upgrade has begun, with the centre median of the corridor to be transformed into a work site.
The removal of Williamstown’s Ferguson Street level crossing is another step closer, with design options to be presented to the community for feedback as planning for the project continues.
Victoria’s massive transport infrastructure program will continue over autumn with the next phase of work concentrating on level crossing removals, major road works and maintenance.
The first section of the Metro Tunnel is now complete – with the first tunnel boring machine, Joan, today breaking through to complete the journey from Arden Station to the tunnel’s western entrance in Kensington.