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Project update: Suburban Rail Loop East

Event organised by ICE

Date
28 February 2024
Time
17:30 - 19:00 AET (GMT+10)
Location
Arup Office
One Melbourne Quarter
699 Collins Street
Docklands, VIC
Melbourne, 3008
Australia

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Overview

The first section of the Suburban Rail Loop, known as SRL East, is a fully underground 26-kilometer metro line stretching from Cheltenham in the south to Box Hill in the north. This segment will feature six stations.

New connections will be established with current heavy rail stations at Cheltenham, Clayton, Glen Waverley, and Box Hill, and new stations will be constructed at Monash and Burwood. Particularly, the Clayton interchange is designed to be a major transport hub, linking regional travellers to the Suburban Rail Loop. 

These six underground stations will be constructed 17 to 23 meters beneath the surface using a 'bottom-up' approach. The entrances to these stations will be conveniently located near existing train stations and key local facilities.

This joint presentation with the Suburban Connect consortium, which was awarded the Work Package C (WPC) and the Suburban Rail Loop Authority (SRLA) will cover progress updates on WPC, project complexities and hazard/risk mitigations to date, TBM launch proposal, and cross passage ground treatment methods.

Programme

17:30 - 18:00

Registration and networking

18:00 - 19:00

Presentation and questions

19:00

Close

Speakers

Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons

Tunnel and Civil, Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Principal Geotechnical Engineer

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Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons is the principal geotechnical Engineer for the Tunnels and Civils Packages for Suburban Rail Loop Authority.

Chris has 25 years of experience as a geotechnical engineer working across a range of major infrastructure projects in Melbourne and globally. He has provided specialist geotechnical advice across the entire project life cycle, including business cases, geotechnical investigations, design, construction and maintenance.

Chris has substantial experience on large, complex infrastructure projects, including Crossrail in London, and the Level Crossing Removal Project, Melbourne Metro, and Suburban Rail Loop in Melbourne.

Olga Mikhaylova

Olga Mikhaylova

Suburban Connect

Design and Engineering Manager

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Olga Mikhaylova

Olga is an engineering and design manager with 19+ years of experience in delivering technical solutions for complex infrastructure projects.  

She has expertise in leading engineering and design teams on major transport projects across Australia, Asia, and Europe.  

She ensures on-time delivery of optimised tunnel, geotechnical and structural solutions that meet demanding technical specifications and budgets.

Her recent experience includes the Melbourne Metro Tunnel and various packages on Sydney Metro West.

Hugh Rutledge

Hugh Rutledge

Tunnel and Civil, Suburban Rail Loop Authority

Senior Project Manager

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Hugh Rutledge

Hugh is a technically minded project manager with a genuine enthusiasm for problem solving. He has spent more than ten years developing knowledge in the design and construction of geotechnical systems, retaining walls, piled foundations and civil structures. His experience spans a diverse range of technical, development and delivery roles on commercial buildings and major infrastructure projects.  

Notable Melbourne projects include Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossings, Metro Tunnel Early Works and West Gate Tunnel.

Isolde Piet

Isolde Piet

Suburban Connect

Construction Manager

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Isolde Piet

Isolde is a civil project manager with broad experience across significant infrastructure projects.

Isolde has a Master of Science in underground construction combined with 25 years of experience in various disciplines of the civil engineering industry in Australia, The Netherlands, and Turkey, both contractor and client side.

Her experience is enhanced by a background in D&C projects of a complex multi-disciplinary nature in challenging environments and an ability to provide strong technical and build-ability support to the team.

She has demonstrated the capability to add great value to a project team and project in terms of meeting program, cost, safety, quality and environmental objectives.  

For more information please contact:

Ben Guinea