3 Suburban Heavy Rail Lines To Operate Through New CBD Tunnel

3 Suburban Heavy Rail Lines To Operate Through New CBD Tunnel

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews

Metro Tunnel Construction Ahead Of Schedule

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Victoria’s biggest ever public transport project the Metro Tunnel is on track to open a year earlier than expected.

Andrews Government today released the $6 Billion ‘Tunnel and Stations’ PPP contract, which reveals the project is on track to be complete by the end of 2025, with new High Capacity Metro Trains running through the Metro Tunnel a year ahead of schedule.

“Metro Tunnel is ahead of schedule, creating thousands of jobs and giving hundreds of apprentices a head start on their careers.” Premier Daniel Andrews said.

“This project will create space to run more trains, more often, right across Melbourne. We’re getting it done.”

Final contracts were signed in December with the Cross Yarra Partnership a consortium led by Lendlease Engineering, John Holland Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital.

Metro Tunnel will untangle the City Loop by taking 3 of Melbourne’s busiest train lines out of the Loop and running them through the new tunnel, creating space for more trains, more often across the network.

“Biggest risk to this project is the Victorian Liberals who have said they will renegotiate this contract delaying the project for years, costing billions and stopping more trains running more often.” Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan said.

3 Heavy Rail Lines To Operate Through New CBD Line are as follows:

  • Cranbourne,
  • Pakenham,
  • Sunbury.

Contract outlines that that tunnels and stations will be complete in September 2024, which will allow the track and signalling work to connect the tunnels to the existing rail corridors to be complete by the end of 2025.

Whilst the project is ahead of schedule, there will be challenges to be managed to ensure the project is completed safely and on time.

Last week, St. Kilda Road was reduced to 1 lane of traffic between Kings Way and Dorcas Street and from tomorrow Grattan Street will close in both directions for up to 5 years so the new Parkville Station can be built.

Metro Tunnel project will create 7,000 jobs for Victorians, including 791 apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets working as part of the Tunnels and Stations package.

State Government has already created more than 3,500 opportunities for apprentices, trainees and cadets to work on Victoria’s biggest projects and give them the valuable on-the-job training to further their careers.

Nearly 800 apprentices, trainees and cadets are working right now across 25 major projects.

“We’re making sure Victorian apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets reap the benefits of our massive pipeline of major projects like the Metro Tunnel which are putting local jobs and businesses first.” Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said.

On the Metro Tunnel, they’ve clocked up 69,000 hours and are expected to complete 1.2 Million hours on the project.

VIC Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan

Flinders Street Railway Station with recommissioned Platform 11 for High Speed Rail and new nearby CBD Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h

Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h refers to Japan’s Bullet Train that can operate at 515 Km/h.

As with the London-France Rail Tunnel that is Heavy Rail the new Melbourne CBD Line enables not just 3 suburban services to operate through it but also allows Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h from Pakenham-Sydney, New South Wales as well as departing from a recommissioned Flinders Street Platform 11.

Departing Melbourne Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h will also serve:

  • Adelaide CBD,
  • Canberra,
  • Darwin CBD,
  • Hobart (via a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait)
  • Perth,
  • Sydney.

Brisbane Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h departs from Sydney.

It is important that these trains have both a recommissioned Flinders Street Platform 11 that also proceeds to Southern Cross Railway Station as well as the new CBD Line.

This ensures that existing Interstate services such as the Overland and XPT continues for the maximum benefit of the passenger and provides the passenger with the option of what train that they want to travel on.

This places the passenger Front and Centre of decision making rather than having second rate options forced upon them.

Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail At 500 Km/h will attract new commuters and business. Having new points of arrival/departure for these trains caters to new rail passengers.

Melbourne’s new CBD Line will have dual Broad/Standard gauge tracks to allow these trains to operate effectively.

So as to enable a dual Broad/Standard gauge track a third non-active rail is placed between the two Broad gauge tracks with automatic gauge convertible bogies operated by the Train Driver.

Bogie on a train is the wheel that runs along the rails.