Metro Tunnel Early Works
The $10.9 billion Metro Tunnel will deliver twin nine-kilometre tunnels and five new underground stations at Arden, Parkville, CBD North, CBD South and Domain creating a new dedicated pathway through the city for two of Melbourne’s busiest rail lines. John Holland has been appointed as Managing Contractor for the Metro Tunnel Early Works, the first package of works.
The Metro Tunnel Early Works package will run from July 2016 to January 2018 and includes:
- The relocation of power, drainage, gas, water, sewer and telecommunications services to clear the alignment prior to the Main Works commencing in 2018.
- The construction of two access shafts in Franklin Street and A’Beckett Street to enable future construction of the stations.
- Major site preparation works including land clearing, property demolition, temporary relocation of monuments and tree protection and removal across all precincts.
The completion of the Metro Tunnel Project by 2026 will create space for more trains to run more often across Melbourne’s rail network. This will create capacity for 39,000 more passengers during each peak period, reduce road congestion and pave the way for future expansion of Melbourne’s public transport network.