Construction is moving forward on all six station sites for the Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) East project in Victoria.
SRL East from Cheltenham to Box Hill will provide greater connections to major employment, health, education and retail destinations in Melbourne’s east and southeast. This will help to reduce travel times and connect people travelling on the Gippsland corridor.
Built as a standalone 26-kilometre underground rail line that is integrated with the existing public transport network, SRL East includes new underground stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill.
Works are on-going at Cheltenham, Clayton, Monash, Glen Waverley, Burwood and Box Hill. Works at Burwood are focused on building the tunnel boring machine launch site, with excavation set to begin shortly.
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Crews are setting up for works in Cheltenham this month, while crews in Monash, Glen Waverley and Clayton are continuing to move underground services like power, water and telecommunications to pave the way for construction of the 26 kilometres worth of twin tunnels and underground stations.
And, with the Tunnels South contract awarded to build the tunnels between Cheltenham and Glen Waverley, detailed survey work and site investigations will continue as crews prepare for tunnelling in 2026. The Tunnels North contract for the Glen Waverley to Box Hill section will be awarded later this year.
Two consortia have been shortlisted to build the SRL trains and signalling system, and to operate the SRL East network.