Redcliffe Community Zone
Following TBM Grace’s arrival at Redcliffe Station in early May, scheduled maintenance works, including the fitting of a new screw conveyor, were undertaken and the machine relaunched on her last leg of tunnelling.
TBM Sandy broke through into the station box July 6. After undertaking the same maintenance program as Grace, she is currently tunneling her way to Bayswater.
Since the start of tunnelling in 2017, tunnel segments have been transported from Forrestfield to the TBMs by multi-service vehicles (MSVs). Now that both TBMs are on their way 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.
Construction of the emergency staircases, at either end of the station box are underway.
The partial construction of the station platform is up next. The finalisation of the platform will not occur until tunnelling is complete to allow room for the multi-service vehicles to manoeuvre within the box when delivering tunnel segments to the TBMs.
At the construction site of the station’s 500-bay car park, located near Central Avenue and Second Street, ground works including asphalting will occur over the next couple of months once the wet weather clears.
The carpark 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.
View a map of the Redcliffe Station design.