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Loan secured for London's Northern Line extension
11 December, 2012
The UK Government has agreed a loan of up to GBP 1bn (USD 1.6bn) that will allow London Underground to fund an extension of the Northern Line to the Battersea Power Station site. The work includes 3km of TBM driven tube-twin tunnels and two new stations, the Greater London Authortiy (GLA) announced late last week.
Third TBM begins tunnelling on Crossrail
04 December, 2012
The 1,000t TBM, Elizabeth, has begun the 8.3km tunnelling journey to create the eastern section of the new rail line between Docklands and central London, Crossrail announced late last week. Elizabeth has now placed the first of 110,000 concrete segments that will line the eastern tunnels.
BTSYM conference a resounding success
22 November, 2012
The British Tunnelling Society Young Members (BTSYM) hosted their first conference last month. The International Conference for Young Engineers played out to a packed auditorium and audio-linked overflow room at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in London, UK. The given purpose of the conference was to educate young tunnel engineers, and to expose university students to the profession.
London Tube reliability reached record levels during Olympics
08 November, 2012
The London Underground network's reliability has reached record levels after its best performance during the 2012 Olympic Games, Transport for London announced today.
Breakthrough on London Power Tunnels project
12 September, 2012
Tunnelling operations reached a major landmark on London Power Tunnels project, it was announced late last week. TBM Evelyn has dug almost 3km of tunnel below London and has now reached the pre-prepared tunnel shaft at the site off National Grid's Canal Way in Kensal Green.
Shortlisted bidders for Bank Station announced
10 May, 2012
London Underground trains hit tunnel bulge
26 April, 2012
TBM moves for London Power
25 April, 2012
Bond Street boasts new remote sensor
11 April, 2012
Crossrail’s Canary Wharf Station complete
04 April, 2012
Crossrail TBM started up with call for Crossrail Two
13 March, 2012
Today Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Secretary of State for Transport Justine Greening pushed the button to fire up the first Crossrail TBM.
Arup to design new Euston
12 March, 2012
Crossrail Liverpool Street Station award and archaeology
05 March, 2012