Bayswater Community Zone
In preparation for the TBMs approaching the portal, some works were required on services currently located under the principal shared path (PSP) adjacent to Guildford Road. As a result, a section of the PSP has been temporarily shifted on to Guildford Road from mid-January to May. There will be times when a second route will be required, using an existing path on the eastern side of Guildford Road. Traffic management will be in place to guide PSP users.
View a map of the temporary changes to the PSP.
Within the dive structure construction of the portal building has been put on hold following the completion of the building’s lift shaft, which now spans several levels.
As the TBMs will be craned out in sections after breaking through the portal wall, the remainder of the building cannot be constructed until this set of work is completed.
Limestone pads have been built recently to support the 400-tonne crawler cranes responsible for lifting the TBM parts out of the dive structure.
Once the machines are dismantled, they will be removed from site and parts will be sold back to the manufacturer for reuse.
At the same time rail is being delivered to the western end of site, where it will be stored until rail-laying commences in earnest mid-year.
Recently completed were the structures of the ballast box located on top of the Midland Line overpass. The ballast box consists of coarse aggregate (ballast) contained by concrete walls, which will hold the track in place, while allowing rainwater to drain.