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Metro Tunnel

Building Anzac Station

Construction of Anzac Station is now underway on St Kilda Road.

The station will be built via a 'cut and cover' method, with the station box excavated from the top down and a roof slab placed over the top of the site.

Underground construction activities will take place 24/7 once the roof slab and appropriate acoustic treatments have been installed while traffic and trams continue to flow on St Kilda Road.

Anzac Station will also play a key role in supporting the project's construction activities south of the Yarra River.

Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be launched from Anzac Station towards the new underground station at the southern end of Swanston Street and the eastern tunnel entrance in South Yarra.

Construction activities

Key construction activities for Anzac Station include:

  • Tree protection and removal.
  • Relocation of underground services such as water, sewerage, gas, power and telecommunications.
  • Establishment of the support site at Edmund Herring Oval.
  • Reconfiguration of St Kilda Road to allow traffic, trams and cyclists to keep flowing around the construction site.
  • TBM launch and support site.
  • Excavation of the station box and construction of a diaphragm wall.
  • Structural works including the station entrance connections.

Construction traffic routes for the St Kilda Road precinct aim to move trucks and other construction traffic between the site and Kings Way / CityLink as directly as possible.

Nearby Edmund Herring Oval on Domain Road will be used as a support site for tunnel and station construction activities.

Construction timeframes

It is estimated that construction activities in the Anzac Station precinct will take around five years. Surface disruption is expected to be shorter than the overall construction time. Project wide rail systems installation will occur after this.

The Metro Tunnel is on track to be completed by 2025, which accounts for construction works above and below ground, tunnels and stations fit-out, as well as installation and testing of critical safety systems and the high capacity signalling which needs to be integrated with existing network systems.

The estimated project timelines are due to the scale and complexity of the Metro Tunnel construction, along with Melbourne's challenging ground conditions. Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) and the construction contractors will work to deliver the project to Victorians as early as possible while maintaining the highest safety and quality standards.