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Excavation starts at new Melbourne Metro Tunnel station site

Excavation of the 300m long, 30m wide and 22m deep station box for Anzac Station on the new Melbourne Metro Tunnel project in Australia is reported to have got underway.

The Victorian government has said that large-scale excavation is now underway across all five Metro Tunnel station sites.

The government said that a total of 5M.t of material will be excavated in the course of the AU$11bn (£6.1bn) project to build five new stations and twin bore 9km tunnels.

Victoria government premier Daniel Andrews said: “We’re not wasting a minute building the Metro Tunnel – excavation is now underway at every station and the massive tunnel boring machines will be digging under Melbourne by the end of the year.

“The Metro Tunnel will create space to run more trains, slash travel times, and connect areas such as Domain and Parkville to the network for the first time.”

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