Increasing Network Capacity and Functionality through Modern Tunneling Techniques: An inside look at the Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne

Increasing Network Capacity and Functionality through Modern Tunneling Techniques: An inside look at the Metro Tunnel Project in Melbourne
In this article, Paul Thomas, Deputy Director, Tunneling and Underground Stations at Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) shares insight into the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project vision and why Melbourne needs this railway. The MMRA’s role spans the entire project lifecycle, from project approval through to tender evaluation, contract awards and construction. In this article, Paul explores how developers plan to tunnel through challenging conditions and the strategies being used to mitigate risks and ensure safe tunneling practices to deliver the project on time and in budget.

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