MELBOURNE RAIL LOOP PIERCES VARIED GEOLOGY

Australian contractors are piggybacking two pairs of tunnels under Melbourne to provide a four-track commuter rail loop for the central business district. Because of varying geology, construction methods range from a tunnel boring machine (TBM) to drift mining, plus cut and cover. The 8-mile loop is an extension of the existing suburban rail system, connecting radial lines.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-16

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00083051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering News-record
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1982 12:00AM