The Metro Tunnel- CBD North Station
by: NJM Group Marketing on
Construction on Melbourne’s new and upcoming Metro Tunnel began taking place in 2016 with an estimate to be fully functioning by 2025. The 10.9-billion-dollar project is being implemented to make the transition simpler and smoother for passengers connecting between the city loop and metro tunnel services. Australian Handrails has helped contribute to the development and production of train stations for years.
The tunnel is also going to give train access to the University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne and The Royal Women’s hospital. There will also be a station close to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
The project will incorporate amazing benefits, especially for the Cranbourne/Pakenham and Sunbury lines. The three lines will be taken through a new tunnel being built underneath the city, this will enable space to be freed up in the city loop allowing more trains to run in and out of the suburbs.
With a new technology going to be employed, trains will be able to run every two to three minutes. Transforming the railway system into a ‘turn and go’ system. Australian Handrails has worked on many railways and train stations such as Hawkstowe, Bentleigh, Cardinia, Lynbrook, Nunawading, Springvale and Laverton North. Australian Handrails manufactured and installed the handrails, stanchions and bollards at the stations listed above.
The following Australian and global organisations are working on putting the new tunnel into place:
- John Holland KBR: early works to relocate services and prepare the construction sites.
- Cross Yarra Partnership consortium involving Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital: Public Private Partnership to build the new tunnel and stations.
- Beon Energy Solutions: construction power.
- CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation: rail systems including signalling and systems integration work.
- Yarra Trams: tram infrastructure works.
- Consortium comprising John Holland, CPB Contractors and AECOM: rail infrastructure works including the tunnel portals and realignment of existing rail lines.
Australian Handrails is once again more than happy to help assist in the contribution towards Melbourne’s upcoming and developing Metro project.