This week we have a major update for the Sydney Metro City and South West project.
The contract for Tunnels, Staions and Excavation (TSE) has been awarded to John Holland CPB Contractors Ghella Joint Venture, which signifies the beginning of major construction for Stage 2 of Sydney Metro.
The TSE contractor is responsible for establishing the two main dives sites – Chatswood and Marrickville – which will be where the four tunnel boring machines commence their journey beneath Sydney, with a fifth specialised TBM starting from Barangaroo for the Harbour crossing. Once demolition of existing buildings has been completed, excavation of the six future stations at Crows Nest, Victoria Cross, Barangaroo Martin Place, Pitt Street and Waterloo will commence.
To reduce the impact on the local community and local businesses, crushed rock will be removed by barges for the excavation work that takes place at Blues Point, Barangaroo and under Sydney Harbour – reducing impacts to the road network and cutting truck movements