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Crossing the Capital
12 December, 2007
Crossrail has a very long history, with the idea for an east-west rail route across London first mooted by Brunel in 1840. After this all was quiet until 1974, when the London Rail Study took place; it was at this time that Ken Livingstone (now Mayor of London) started campaigning for a cross London railway. Many people have been involved in the project over the last 30 years.

Out of the dark... and into the light
12 December, 2007
Jeff Novak, technical manager for Bekaert Corporation in North America and Andina regions, and John Greenhalgh, sales manager for Bekaert Ltd in the UK and Ireland, discuss how steel fibre reinforced segmental linings have come of age in the US

Media relations
16 November, 2007

Looking at logistics: transport techniques
10 November, 2007
As the tunnelling industry moves forward, transport logistics play an ever-increasing role in project success. Deputy editor, Amanda Foley, reports

Cast in-situ Tunnel Linings
22 October, 2007
Despite advances in sprayed concrete, segmental lining and some other support technologies, many tunnel designers still prefer a cast concrete lining. Technical journalist Maurice Jones checks on advances in this field

Crossrail - key to future?
22 October, 2007

Asset management equipment and methods
04 September, 2007
Technical journalist Ian Clarke rounds up new technologies to assist the asset management, rehabilitation, and replacement sectors of the No-Dig sector

Slurry tunnelling in South Africa
04 September, 2007
At the June meeting of the British Tunnelling Society, a presentation was given by Andrew Officer, of Goba (Pty) Ltd, and Andrew Hindmarch, of Mott MacDonald, on the design and construction of the Durban Harbour Tunnel, in South Africa.

Obituary - Mike Duggan
04 September, 2007

Wire supplier to admire
08 August, 2007

Cooling the Tube
26 July, 2007
At the May British Tunnelling Society meeting, David Waboso, LUL, and Mark Gilbey, Parsons Brinckerhoff, explained the serious problem London Underground has with heat on the platforms and stations. It is seen as critical that this is relieved as soon as possible and the presenters put forward some of the mitigation ideas that are on the table

DLR dives safely under the Thames
26 June, 2007
Editor, Tris Thomas, reports from the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension under the River Thames, in London, where lessons learned on the first of the 1.8km drives looks sure to assist boring the second

Chasing down risk
15 June, 2007
Despite progress in risk sharing, a survey of PPP players cites tunnelling as an inherently risky asset class. Can a stronger culture of engineering leadership narrow the gap in perception? Report by Patrick Reynolds

Hyperbaric health & safety
10 May, 2007
Technical journalist Maurice Jones checks on current accepted compressed air procedures, and why technology transfer and development is still an important course of action

Monster tunnelling at Glendoe
16 April, 2007
At the March British Tunnelling Society meeting, members from the client, consultant and contractor gave an exhaustive presentation on one of the UK’s largest tunnelling projects

Leading role
19 February, 2007
T&TI editor, Tris Thomas, recently spoke to Martin Knights, current ITA vice-President, about his candidacy for the role of ITA President in 2007

Tunnelling 50 years ago
15 February, 2007
At the December 2006 BTS meeting, speakers Oliver Bevan and Douglas Parkes discussed the view of a contractor, with his ‘low cunning and guile’, and that of the design-oriented man with the mechanical brain - 50 years ago