Posts Tagged ‘Metro Tunnel’

Wider Network Enhancements and the Metro Tunnel project

One of the marketing lines for Metro Tunnel project is ‘More trains across Melbourne’ – both for the railway lines which will run through the new tunnel under Melbourne, and those which won’t. So how does that work? The PR puff pieces Over on the State Government’s ‘Big Build’ website they give a high level […]

Protecting the Metro Tunnel from flooding

The October 2022 Maribyrnong River flood in Melbourne’s west has reminded many that urban areas are not immune from being inundated with water. But what does this mean for the Metro Tunnel portal at South Kensington, located just a short distance from the river? Photo via Adam Bandt The flooding The recent Maribyrnong River flood […]

Testing High Capacity Signalling at Epping

A few months ago I headed out to Epping to see something a little different – a new High Capacity Metro Train testing out the even newer High Capacity Signalling system. So what is High Capacity Signalling anyway? ‘High Capacity Signalling‘ is a new technology that is about to be rolled out to Melbourne’s rail […]

V/Line beats Metro for frequent trains in Melbourne’s west

With a name like ‘Metro’ one would think that trains in suburban Melbourne run more frequently than trains to ‘country’ Victoria. But in Melbourne’s west you’d be wrong – V/Line services run more frequently! V/Line to Deer Park Welcome to Deer Park station, located 17 kilometres west from Southern Cross Station. With nothing of note […]

Delivering concrete segments to the Metro Tunnel

The tunnel boring machines responsible for digging Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel started work in August 2019, but the concrete segments that will line the new tunnel have had a much longer journey. Their start their life behind an anonymous gate in Ravenhall, next door to the Regional Rail Link tracks. But the ‘tunnel lining segment manufacturing […]