Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel: It begins to take shape

Two years after awarding the main Tunnels and Stations contract, Paul Thomas will provide an update on the progress of the underground works and the new underground spaces already created.
Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel: It begins to take shape

The Metro Tunnel Project is a major Enhancement to Melbourne’s Rail Network, it is being procured through a number of separate procurement packages the largest of which is the Tunnels and Stations Works Package.

The Tunnels and Stations Works Package includes 9km of new rail tunnels, five underground stations, station fit-out, mechanical and electrical systems and specific maintenance services for the infrastructure delivered by the package and commercial opportunities at the new stations. Rail Projects Victoria (RPV) awarded this package to Cross Yarra Partnership (CYP) consortium comprising Lendlease Engineering, John Holland, Bouygues Construction and Capella Capital in December 2017.

Now two years after contract award the team has made significant advances into constructing this city shaping project. Paul Thomas will provide an update on the progress of the works and the vast underground spaces already created under our bustling city.


Paul Thomas
Paul Thomas is the Deputy Director for Rail Project Victoria’s Tunnels and Station Works Package. Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Professional Manager with 30yrs experience in the Civil Engineering industry. 25yrs spent in the tunnelling and underground construction discipline, primarily in the design and construction of mass transit, hydro-power and deep sewer projects, in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Australia.

Paul has extensive experience in TBM tunnels, drill and blast tunnels, diaphragm walls, deep piling and design/construction of major underground structures and design development/planning and delivery of major underground infrastructure
Paul is RPV’s lead in the Engineering and Construction Delivery aspects of the project working closely with CYP.

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