The Avon tunnel on the Maldon to Dombarton railway

The Maldon-Dombarton-Port Kembla Railway project was launched in December 1983 by the Premier Neville Wran in a ceremony at Wilton. Forming part of the planned single line section running from Malden on the Main Southern Line near Picton to Dombarton, a crossing loop located on the existing Unanderra to Moss Vale Line, is the Avon Tunnel. When built it will be the largest engineering feature of the line and its estimated cost in 1987 dollars is around $35 million. The name Avon is taken from the Avon Reservoir which is adjacent to the western portal of the tunnel. Much has been written and presented on this prestigious rail project. This paper will describe and explain the location, investigation, design and documentation of the Tunnel up to the Tendering stage.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Permanent Way Institution (PWI) NSW, 1987 annual convention

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Tunnels
  • ATRI Terms: Tunnel
  • Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01711352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2019 2:22PM