Sta­tion work takes flight

Hills Gazette - - NEWS - Justin Bian­chini

WORK has be­gun on build­ing the train sta­tion at Perth Air­port as part of the rail tun­nel from For­rest­field to Bayswa­ter.

Di­aphragm walls were com­pleted re­cently for the sta­tion box.

“Ex­ca­va­tion has com­menced to re­move soil from within the box and this will be on­go­ing for the next six months,” a news­let­ter on the For­rest­field-Air­port rail link said.

“When ex­ca­va­tion is com­plete, the sta­tion’s con­crete base will be poured to seal the struc­ture. Con­struc­tion of the sta­tion box must be com­plete be­fore the ar­rival of tun­nel bor­ing ma­chine Grace in 2018.”

The borer, named af­ter a lo­cal school­girl un­der­go­ing treat­ment for leukaemia, re­cently started tun­nelling from the fu­ture For­rest­field sta­tion site in High Wy­combe.

Equip­ment used to build the di­aphragm walls at the air­port will now move to the Bel­mont sta­tion con­struc­tion site to re­peat the process for its un­der­ground sta­tion box.

The For­rest­field-Perth Air­port tun­nel will go un­der the Swan River, Guild­ford Road and the air­port be­fore link­ing to the Mid­land line at Bayswa­ter.

Con­struc­tion started at the Perth Air­port sta­tion site.

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