Redcliffe Community Zone
With TBM Grace having arrived at
Redcliffe Station in early May, scheduled maintenance works on the machine,
including the fitting of a new screw conveyor, are now underway. TBM Sandy is
expected to break through into the station box in early June and will undergo
the same month-long maintenance program.
While the works will be mainly within the station box, they will mark the commencement of 24-hour operations at the site. The electric tower crane, recently erected onsite, may be used during the maintenance period to lower larger equipment (like the screw conveyors) into the station box.
Since the start of tunnelling in 2017, tunnel segments have been transported from Forrestfield to the TBMs by multi-service vehicles (MSVs). From June onward, and for the remainder of the TBMs’ journey to Bayswater, the tunnel segments will be trucked to Redcliffe and lowered into the station box by the tower crane, with MSVs carting the segments through the tunnels to the TBMs.
At the construction site of the station’s car park, located near Central Avenue and Second Street, land has been cleared and the first round of compaction completed. Drainage and electrical pit installation work has recently been finalised and road base works have commenced. This will continue to the end of May, with sealing and asphalting to occur in June.
The car park will be used as a lay-down area until it is officially opened. The finishing touches, such as line markings and landscaping, will not be completed until later in the construction program.