New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Tunnels & Tunnelling International http://http// TBMs make double breakthrough on Follo Line <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6745294/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Norway – Two TBMs made the first breakthroughs on the 22km Follo intercity rail line in Oslo today. There are a total of four Herrenknecht TBMs excavating the project, as well as drill and blast work. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:48:15 GMT Sirius Minerals announces updates to York Potash costs Great Britain – Sirius Minerals has signed a design and build contract with Strabag for the remaining mineral transport system (MTS) drives on the York Potash Project. Ground and risk assessments will see the cost increasing by USD 400-600M. Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:09:00 GMT Breakthrough at Whangaparaoa <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6740770/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>New Zealand – The sea outfall project at Whangaparaoa broke through on 2 August after four months of excavation. The 1,930m-long drive was undertaken by McConnell Dowell using a Herrenknecht AVN 1000DP with an excavation diameter of 1,220mm. The drive is the longest yet for the German manufacturer’s Direct Pipe system. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:44:12 GMT Crossrail services to begin in late 2019 Great Britain – The central London portion of Crossrail will begin service in autumn next year. The schedule slip of almost a year is necessary to “complete the finl infrastructure and extensive teting required to ensure the Elizabeth line [as it will be called] opens as a safe and reliable railway.” Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:06:50 GMT Hong Kong high speed rail services to begin in September Hong Kong – Passenger services on the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong high speed rail link will begin on 23 September 2018. The opening will connect Hong Kong with 25,000km of high speed rail network on mainland China. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 12:02:07 GMT VIP wins further Thames Tideway gasket contracts <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6727715/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – VIP Polymers has increased its involvement on the Thames Tideway project. The UK-based seals and gaskets manufacturer has been awarded three further contracts for cast-in gaskets, covering the east section of the main tunnel, the Greenwich connection tunnel and the Frogmore connection tunnel. Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:26:00 GMT Boreas launches tunnelling division <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6725897/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>The Netherlands – Boreas Maritime has launched a new tunnelling division. The new company, Boreas Tunnelling will supply personnel to projects or companies. Wed, 29 Aug 2018 06:54:00 GMT Night Tube bigger success than predicted <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6720503/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Great Britain – Transport for London (TfL) has announced that research has shown that the Night Tube has been more successful than expected. A report by London First and EY shows an increased ridership and a positive impact on businesses within the city. Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:21:00 GMT Boyneburg tunnel contract awarded Germany – Züblin has been awarded the contract to build the Boyneburg tunnel. The tunnel is part of the 6km-long third section of the A44 highway in central Germany, which was let in July for EUR 183M. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 11:46:42 GMT Filder Tunnel western breakthrough <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6718358/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>Germany – The TBM boring the western tube of the 9.5km twin tube Filder Tunnel broke through in late July. As Tunnels and Tunnelling goes to press, the 120m-long, 10.82m-diameter Herrenknecht multi-mode machine is being disassembled and turned around inside a 120m-long cavern. In autumn it will bore a 3.4km section of the eastern tube to complete the tunnel. Thu, 23 Aug 2018 06:41:00 GMT