Series VPRS 18383
Index to Surveys, Plans and Contractors Used in the Construction of Melbourne Underground Rail Loop
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Date Range: Series Circa 1960 - Circa 1980
  Series in Custody Circa 1960 - Circa 1980
  Contents Circa 1960 - Circa 1980
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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Date Range Agency Title Agency Number
1965 - 1973 Railway Construction Board VA 691
1973 - Circa 1980 Melbourne Underground Rail Loop Authority VA 2987
Circa 1960 - 1965 Railway Construction Branch, Board of Land and Works VA 690
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2018 - cont Victorian Rail Track (VicTrack) VA 4616
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  • How to use the Records
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  • Function / Content
    The records in this series contain index cards to surveys, plans and contractors used in the construction of the Melbourne underground railway loop.

    The rail Loop was to be made up of four new rail tracks under Spring and La Trobe Streets (in four separate tunnels, the Burnley, the Caufield/Sandringham, the North Melbourne and Clifton Hill/city circle) forming a new link (a loop) in the existing railway system. Two additional tracks were to be constructed between Flinders Street and Spencer Street Stations as part of the loop with three new underground stations (Parliament, Museum and Flagstaff) to provide the northern and eastern regions of the City with rail connections to the entire suburban network. The Loop runs partly underground (through four tunnels), partly on the surface and partly elevated.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Each index is arranged as follows:

    1. Index Cards to Survey Pegs - Peg Number 4a to Peg 97. These contain an index to survey peg numbers and a summary of ground conditions.

    2. Index Cards to Plans - Buildings En Route to Track 17. These contain plan names and numbers needed for preliminary work on the Melbourne Underground Rail Loop.

    3. Index Cards to Contract Number - Contract No 15 to 997. These cards contain information on contractors, filed by Contract Number, and include Contract Title, Contractor Name, Address and Phone Number.

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