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TWO tunnel boring machines for the Forrestfield-Perth Airport rail link have reached the airport – about a quarter of the way into their 8km journey to Bayswater.
Sandy broke through the arrival box at the future Airport Central station yesterday after sister machine Grace arrived on May 8.
The machines, which started tunnelling at Forrestfield late last year and were briefly halted in late March because of “minor ground disturbance”, are at track level of the future station, 17m below ground.
Future passengers will enter the station at ground level near the Terminal 1 control tower and go down to a train platform similar to Perth Underground.
He congratulated the station construction workers, who prepared the station’s 2200sq m concrete walls, and the machine operators.
“The scale of these machines are incredible, they are taller than a two-storey house, and the footage of them boring into the box structure is equally impressive,” he said.
This article first appeared on www.communitynews.com.au
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