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20 November, 2014
Angelos Gakis was a runner-up for this year’s Harding Prize. This article is based on his paper, ‘Design of a SCL wraparound tunnel utilising a 3 D geological model at Crossrail’s Farringdon Station’.
Crossrail Western tunnels: TBM Breakthrough at Bond street station
10 October, 2014
The construction of the Crossrail Western tunnels saw two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) build 13.7km of tunnel below the streets of central London.
10 October, 2014
Geotechnical and tunnelling related specifics in urban tunnelling, and a river crossing with low overburden are covered in this BTS presentation on Crossrail contract C310, Thames Tunnel.
London Underground launches new night tube service
29 September, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - The mayor and London Underground (LU) announced earlier this week that 24-hour 'night tube' services at weekends will begin operation from the early hours of 12 September 2015, reducing night-time journeys by an average of 20 minutes and some by more than an hour
London 'ghost' tunnels to be sold off
26 September, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - “Ghost” London Underground stations are set to become a network of tourist attractions, hotels, shops and museums, it was revealed last week.
Green light given for London's 'super sewer'
22 September, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - Thames Water has today been given the go-ahead to start building London’s ‘super sewer’, which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames.
London's Bank station box fit-out awarded
12 September, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN - Transport for London (TfL) has awarded the contract to fit out the brand new Waterloo & City line station entrance 'box' at Bank to construction specialists Hochtief UK Limited. The contract will provide a new step free entrance at the station giving passengers direct access to the Waterloo and City Line from Walbrook Square.
It's later than you think
26 August, 2014
AS the tunnelling community plans to descend upon London for the British Tunnelling Society conference next month, Mayor Boris Johnson has set out a GBP 1.3 trillion (USD 2.2 trillion) development plan that lays down a treasure trove of underground opportunities for the city. The plan outlines the infrastructure developments needed to keep pace with London's growth.
London Underground begins search for additional trains
22 August, 2014
GREAT BRITAIN – London Underground (LU) announced last month that it has begun a search to secure additional Jubilee and Northern Line trains. It said combining the orders would ensure value for money for customers, and that the additional trains and modern signalling system will boost capacity.
Preferred bidder for Northern Line extension named
21 July, 2014
London Underground (LU) has announced that a Ferrovial/ Laing O¹Rourke joint venture is the preferred bidder for the Northern Line Extension contract.
Thomson MRT Line construction kicks off
30 June, 2014
A ground-breaking ceremony officially launched construction of the Thomson MRT Line in Singapore on 27 June.
Stockholm prepares for tunnelling boom
18 June, 2014
Sweden’s capital city is going underground to improve transport connections to Stockholm meaning that a tunnelling boom is on its way in this part of Scandinavia. Bernadette Ballantyne reports.
LU services increase as record journeys made on tube
12 June, 2014
London Underground (LU) carried more customers and ran more train during the last year than ever before, according to new figures published by Transport for London (TfL) earlier this week.
One week remains to apply for BTS bursary
29 May, 2014
The deadline for applications for the BTS bursary is 5pm on 6 June. The annual grant for a student aiming to take the University of Warwick’s Tunnelling and Underground Space MSc stands at GBP 12,000 for the year 2014/15. This amount covers the full course fees, with the balance left over to contribute towards living expenses.
Crossrail Two wins infrastructure project award
17 March, 2014
Crossrail Two has won the Global Engineering Project of the Year at the seventh Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum.
Thames Tideway appoints new boss
31 January, 2014
Andrew Mitchell, programme director and board member at Crossrail, has quit his job and been appointed as the CEO of the Thames Tideway Tunnel delivery organisation, the company announced last week.
Shortlist announced for London Underground link at Paddington
07 January, 2014
Three shortlisted contractors bidding for the contract to design and build the tunnel link between Crossrail platforms and Bakerloo line platforms at Paddington Station were announced late last month by Transport for London (TfL). The companies shortlisted are Costain Skanska JV, Dragados S.A and Morgan Sindall BeMo Tunnelling JV.