Sydney Metro boring operation breaks through in North Sydney

Sydney Metro boring operation breaks through in North Sydney
Sydney Metro boring operation breaks through in North Sydney

Boring operations for the Sydney Metro project have broken through at North Sydney and entered the biggest underground cavern built so far.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance were present at the new Victoria Cross Station 25 metres below ground.

Ms Berejiklian said, “TBM Wendy has tunnelled 4.5 kilometres from Chatswood in eight months and only has another 1.7 kilometres to reach the edge of Sydney Harbour at Blues Point." 

“This is incredible progress on the next stage of Sydney Metro which will take the North West Metro, under the harbour, through the CBD and on to Bankstown,” she added.

Mr Constance said Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project and will deliver turn-up-and-go Metro train services to 31 stations along a new 66 kilometre railway.

The cavern at Victoria Cross is 40 per cent bigger than both the cavern being built at Barangaroo and the cavern built under Castle Hill on the new North West Metro.

The 150-metre-long TBM Wendy is named after Wendy Schreiber, a volunteer at Bear Cottage.

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