Work underway at all SRL stations

Construction is now underway at all six station sites on the first stage of the Victorian Government’s Suburban Rail Loop project, in anticipation of tunneling beginning in 2026.

Works on the first tunnel access structure in Heatherton will begin this week, while in Box Hill, crews will also soon start work on a temporary bridge to keep traffic moving while the project tunnels underneath Whitehorse Rd.

Early works in Cheltenham are also underway, with crews in Glen Waverley, Clayton and Monash University continuing to relocate utilities and other services in preparation for construction of the underground stations.

With the first tunnelling contract to build tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley awarded last year to a consortium consisting of CPB Contractors, Ghella and Acciona, detailed survey works will continue throughout 2024.

The contract for the tunnels between Glen Waverley and Box Hill will be awarded later this year, while two consortia have also been shortlisted to build the trains and signalling system, and to operate the network.

In total, construction of SRL between Cheltenham and Box Hill will create 8,000 direct jobs as it delivers six new underground stations between Cheltenham and Box Hill.

At least 10 per cent of all hours to be worked on the project will be delivered by cadets, apprentices and trainees.

The draft Suburban Rail Loop Precinct Visions released in December have already received more than 2,000 responses from communities having their say on how their neighborhoods can benefit.

The project is funded by an $11.8 billion investment from the Victorian Government and a $2.2 billion investment from the Australian Government.

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