Roma Street station site: Weekend work in rail corridor

The Cross River Rail Tunnel & Stations team will be working in the rail corridor near Roma Street station between 2am Saturday 15 February and 3am Monday 17 February 2020.

Details of work

Work to be carried out within the rail corridor will include construction of temporary overhead line foundations, service pit inspections and survey. Activities will include:

  • Site establishment activities, including delivering and unloading equipment and materials; and installation of an access path between the storage and work areas
  • Survey and identification of underground utilities such as water, electricity and gas using a railmounted vacuum excavation truck
  • Construction of three (3) bored piles using an excavator with auger attachment
  • Installation of reinforcement and pouring of concrete to form the piles
  • Survey and inspection of service pits
  • Removal of materials and waste from the work area at completion.


Construction of temporary foundations

Temporary foundations are required to provide additional support for overhead lines during future work at Roma Street station.

The temporary foundations will be constructed using a bored piling method.

Bored piling involves drilling a hole into the ground using an excavator with auger attachment, installing steel reinforcement and filling the hole with concrete.

Work hours

This work will occur continuously between 2am Saturday 15 February and 3am Monday 17 February 2020.

Work is subject to approvals and suitable weather conditions.


What to expect

As a result of this work, you can expect:

  • Increased levels of localised noise, vibration and lighting
  • The use of construction machinery such as a rail-mounted vacuum excavation truck, excavator with auger attachment, front-end loader, concrete trucks, compaction equipment, hand tools, lighting towers and trucks
  • Increased construction vehicle movements on local roads and within the rail corridor
  • Delivery of plant, materials and equipment to the material and equipment storage area.

Workers may arrive onsite approximately one hour prior to the planned start time to prepare. Every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum for nearby residents and businesses, this includes:

  • Ensuring plant and equipment has been maintained appropriately
  • Minimising light spill by directing light-generating plant and equipment away from residential areas
  • Conducting toolbox talks with workers to reinforce out-of-hours work protocols.

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