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Metro Tunnel

Learning from other projects

As planning for the project continues, we are reaching out to some of the biggest rail infrastructure projects in the world to look at innovative ways to manage complex construction in urban areas.

The Metro Tunnel shares a number of similar challenges and opportunities with major international projects, particularly in the engineering, constructability and community relations spaces.

The lessons learned will be applied here in Melbourne as we deliver the city's newest rail tunnels.

Crossrail, London

Crossrail Limited is building a new railway for London and the South East, running from Reading and Heathrow in the west, through 42km of new tunnels under London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The project is building 10 new stations and upgrading 30 more, while integrating new and existing infrastructure.

Crossrail gallery

Crossrail construction Farringdon Station
Crossrail construction Stepney Green
Crossrail construction Bond Station
Crossrail construction TBM launch
Crossrail construction eastern tunnel entrance
Crossrail construction Plumstead

Click on any image to open the gallery. Images copyright Crossrail and used with permission.
For more information visit the Crossrail website.

Second Avenue Subway project, New York

The Second Avenue Subway will be New York City’s first major expansion of the subway system in over 50 years. When fully completed, the line will stretch 8.5 miles along the length of Manhattan's East Side, from 125th Street in Harlem to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan. In addition, a track connection to the existing 63rd Street and Broadway Lines will allow a second subway line to provide direct service from East Harlem and the Upper East Side to West Midtown via the Broadway express tracks.

In all, 16 new stations will be built, serving communities in Harlem, the Upper East Side, East Midtown, Gramercy Park, East Village, the Lower East Side, Chinatown and Lower Manhattan.

Second Avenue Subway project gallery

Second Avenue Subway 286th station
Second Avenue Subway mezzanine
Second Avenue Subway 96th station
Second Avenue Subway 86th station
Second Avenue Subway 96th station
Second Avenue Subway 96th station

Click on any image to open the gallery. For more information visit the Metropolitan Transport Authority site