Melbourne Metro Project has reached the half-way mark of tunnelling

Two tunnel boring machines, have broken through key sections of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project, reaching the half-way mark of the project.

Two tunnel boring machines (TBMs), Millie and Meg, have broken through key sections of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Project, reaching the half-way mark of tunnelling on their ground-breaking project.

TBM Meg broke through at the Parkville Station site on Saturday, less than 24 hours after TBM Millie completed its journey from Anzac Station to South Yarra.

The dual breakthroughs mark a major milestone, with 50% of the tunnelling now completed. 

The TBMs have so far excavated more than 364,000 cubic metres of rock and soil and installed more than 30,000 individual concrete segments, each weighing 4.5 tonnes, to line the tunnel walls.

 

Bouygues Construction Australia is actively contributing in what happens to be the biggest public transport project in Victoria’s history.  The project is supporting jobs as well as the Melbournian economy

Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure said:

“To reach the halfway mark of tunnelling and to have two major breakthroughs in successive days just shows how hard crews have been working to keep building major infrastructure Victorians will benefit from.”

“We thank all the workers who have been adhering to health and safety guidelines to make sure we can continue this fantastic project.”

“The Metro Tunnel Project is just one of the pipeline of major projects that will continue to drive our economy and create jobs as we rebuild in the coming months and years.”


Source: Bouygues Construction

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