Regional Rail Link - turning of the first sod

The pollies and media circus turned up to the north end of the future platform 15/16 at Southern Cross on Thursday August 27 to spruik the start of construction of the Regional Rail Link reject from Southern Cross to Sunshine and Werribee. No actual sod was turned, instead Victorian Premier John Brumby, Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese and Victorian Public Transport Minister Lynne Kosky were there to slowly raise and lower a pile driver head. The crowd of minders had been there for an hour before, including a construction worker charged with making sure the pile driver was spotless.

Going up...

August 27, 2009

Media and minders look on

August 27, 2009

Headed into the subway

August 27, 2009