Sta­tion ex­ca­va­tion started

Southern Gazette (Victoria Park) - - News -

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 prior to the ar­rival of tun­nel bor­ing ma­chine Grace in early 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.

Hail the rail: Con­struc­tion has started on the rail tun­nel at the site of the fu­ture Perth Air­port sta­tion.

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