2024 will be the biggest year yet for Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East, with construction forging ahead and work boots on the ground across all 6 station sites.
Construction of SRL East is creating up to 8000 direct jobs and crews are making great progress building the tunnel boring machine launch site in Burwood – with 25m-deep concrete piles being installed and excavation to begin shortly.
Work is also kicking off on a tunnel access structure at the train stabling site in Heatherton, while in Box Hill, crews will soon start work on a temporary bridge to keep traffic moving on Whitehorse Road throughout construction.
We’re also setting up for works in Cheltenham this month, while crews in Monash, Glen Waverley and Clayton are continuing to move underground services like power, water and telecommunications to pave the way for construction of the 26km twin tunnels and underground stations.
And, with the Tunnels South contract awarded to build the tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley, detailed survey work and site investigations will continue as crews prepare for tunnelling in 2026.
The Tunnels North contract for the Glen Waverley to Box Hill section will be awarded later this year, while 2 consortia have been shortlisted to build the SRL trains and signalling system, and to operate the SRL East network.
A thousand workers are already helping deliver the project and a recruitment drive is underway as the project ramps up. There are opportunities for engineers, station and urban designers, systems technicians, construction project managers, and health and safety professionals.
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