ACCIONA has been selected by the Victorian Government to deliver the first major tunnelling package on the Suburban Rail Loop East project, as part of the Suburban Connect consortium, alongside CPB Contractors and Ghella.
The package will construct a 16-kilometre section of the project’s 26-kilometre twin tunnels, including tunnelling between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley, two new underground station boxes and construction works at the Southern Stabling Yard, the critical first step in the city’s public transport network transformation.
The Suburban Rail Loop will transform the public transport network, reshaping Melbourne’s growth and reducing the number of cars in circulation.
The project will create around 24,000 jobs and will boost hundreds of small local businesses. The contract is expected to be awarded later this year.