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Metro Trains Melbourne Platform Shelters

Ducon  were contracted to deliver 18 train shelters over 16 train stations for the Bayside Rail Project.

Ducon have worked closely with Metro Trains Melbourne as well as the designers and fabricators of the steel structures including regional Victorian visits to inspect the construction of steel and exact specification. 

As the project involved the erection of shelters in an active rail corridor, Ducon and Metro Trains Melbourne had to work very closely to ensure that all works were done safely, well-coordinated and often out of peak hours. 

Footing works were of high importance as they require the excavation of the rail platforms. Working with Metro Trains Melbourne and VicTrack to ensure complete awareness of existing services, often requiring hand digging and minimal machine work.

Due to working on active platforms, all erection works were completed out of peak hours and often during the night to ensure no disruptions and the optimum safety to all rail users and stakeholders.

Access was also a project constraint with manual handling and manual lifting techniques being required as well as exploring the use of high rail delivery in congested stations for best practice delivery styles.

Although the project was challenging and time demanding, Ducon  have found that working closely with Metro Trains Melbourne and other project contractors closely has ensured all constraints were managed well. 

Staging day and night shift work and thinking outside the square for delivery and erection of steel works ensured that the project is meeting all stakeholder requirements and is on time and of the highest safety standards.

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