Network Rail gives historic deep shaft a new lease of life
Network Rail has completed the rehabilitation of a 241m-deep ventilation shaft serving the Cowburn Tunnel, located in a remote moorland area of the Peak District National Park and also one of the UK’s deepest railway tunnels.
Anti-Stonehenge scheme campaigners up the ante
Boris Johnson is under pressure to scrap the proposed tunnel that will pass close to Stonehenge, following an open letter sent to 10 Downing Street by campaigning group Stonehenge Alliance, citing the adverse impact the tunnel would have on the World Heritage Site (WHS).
Open tender launched for Oslo E6 water supply project
Oslo Municipality and Water Authority recently launched an open tender for the construction of the E6 Rentvannstunnel Clean Water Tunnel to bring treated water from a new plant at Huseby to the capital, Oslo, and also includes construction of new connections to the existing network.
Swiss underground goods conveyance network gets go ahead
Cargo sous terrain (CST), the proposed system for transporting goods within Switzerland through tunnels linking production/distribution sites with urban centres has been given the green light by the country’s parliament.
Breakthrough achieved on India’s widest tunnel
Infrastructure provider Afcons has achieved the fourth and final breakthrough on India’s widest tunnel, the twin-tubed Igatpuri Tunnel in Maharashtra. At 8km long, the tunnel is also the fourth longest in the country.