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Bids open for India’s bullet train tunnel
26 September, 2022
National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) is inviting bids for the construction of a 21km tunnel, including India’s first undersea tunnel, for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

HS2 TBM cutterhead transported to start second bore
23 September, 2022
The giant cutterhead for HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel TBM has been transported back to its starting point, ready for its second bore.

Seattle TBM breakdown not covered by insurance
22 September, 2022
Insurance companies do not have to reimburse Washington State for its costs during the two years the new Highway 99 tunnel was delayed because of the TBM’s breakdown during construction, the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled.

Tunnelling starts under NZ harbour
21 September, 2022
Tunnelling under Auckland’s Manukau Harbour has commenced for the city’s Central Interceptor wastewater system.

Ferrovial and Vinci JV preferred bidders for Ontario line
16 September, 2022
A consortium led by Ferrovial Construction and Vinci Construction Grands Projets has been selected to build the stations and tunnels for the southern section of a new rapid transit line in Toronto.

Tunnelling completed on NZ’s largest transport project
15 September, 2022
The final tunnel breakthrough has been made on Auckland’s City Rail Link – New Zealand’s first underground rail line and the largest transport infrastructure investment ever undertaken in the country.

Assembly work on HS2 green tunnel to restart next week
13 September, 2022
HS2 intends to restart assembly of the pre-cast concrete ‘green tunnel’ in Northamptonshire next week.

T&T photo competition winner announced
13 September, 2022
The results of the T&T Give It Your Best Shot photo competition have been revealed, chosen from around 100 entries.

China’s biggest EPBM sets advance record
13 September, 2022
The EPBM boring Lot 1 of the Chengdu-Zigong high-speed railway has set a monthly progress record of 406.8m, according to China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Co Ltd (CRCHI).

Dix elected as ITA president
09 September, 2022
Prof Arnold Dix has been elected as new president of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES).

Vision for a path ahead
09 September, 2022
Prof Arnold Dix has just been elected as new ITA President. Shortly beforehand, in T&T’s preview of WTC 2022, he described his proposed plans to accelerate a practical mission on sustainability in tunnelling – to include moves on procurement, contract conditions and metrics.

Tunnelling starts on Silvertown crossing
07 September, 2022
Tunnelling has commenced on the Silvertown Tunnel, London’s new Thames River crossing.

Dublin Airport proposes tunnel under runway
07 September, 2022
Dublin Airport Authority has submitted a planning application for a tunnel under one of its runways.

SRL East tunnelling shortlist announced
06 September, 2022
Three consortia have been shortlisted for the tunnelling contracts on Melbourne’s SRL East rail transport project.

Worldsensing launches smart tunnel lining concept
06 September, 2022
IoT remote monitoring company Worldsensing has unveiled a smart lining tunnel monitoring solution at the World Tunnel Congress 2022 in Copenhagen this week.

Besix wins Copenhagen tunnel project
05 September, 2022
Belgian contractor Besix and MT Højgaard Denmark have been selected to build the Nordhavn Tunnel in Copenhagen.

Hudson Tunnel project cost rises by US$2bn
02 September, 2022
The cost of the Hudson Tunnel project between New York and New Jersey has rocketed by US$2bn to US$16bn.

Green light for Sydney Metro West final section
01 September, 2022
Sydney Metro has received the green light for tunnelling between The Bays and Sydney CBD, completing plans for the 24 kilometres of twin tunnels from Westmead to Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD.

Tunnelling completed on Thailand’s Samui Island Water Tunnel project
31 August, 2022
Contractor SCG (1995) Co Ltd has completed excavating a 1.1km tunnel for the Samui Island flood control scheme in Thailand.

Kate Cooksey Interview
30 August, 2022
Kate Cooksey has completed one of the most unusual and challenges periods for any chair of the BTS. With much success achieved despite the trying times, she talks about the journey with Julian Champkin