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First base slab pour completed at HS2’s Old Oak Common Station
16 May, 2023
HS2 has completed the first concrete pour in the west box at Old Oak Common Station.

First HS2 twin-bore tunnel completed
30 March, 2023
HS2’s first twin-bore tunnel has been completed with the breakthrough at the Long Itchington Wood Tunnel south portal in Warwickshire.

Tunnelling on the Hampton Roads-Bridge Tunnel Expansion expected to start next month
20 March, 2023
TBM assembly is under way on the Hampton Roads-Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) – the largest construction project ever awarded in the state of Virginia – and tunnelling is expected to start next month.

Auckland Rail Link avoids cyclone damage
20 February, 2023
City Rail Link (CRL) has suffered “minimal lasting impacts” from recent extreme weather events that have devastated other regions of New Zealand.

Fehmarnbelt tunnel contractor marks safety milestone
23 January, 2023
The construction site of the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel has achieved 3 million consecutive working hours without any accidents that resulted in serious injuries.

HS2 partners with Build UK for Open Doors 2023
11 January, 2023
HS2 is partnering with Build UK, an organisation representing more than 40% of the UK construction industry, to support the Open Doors 2023 programme.

BTS 2023 lecture series gets under way
05 January, 2023
The British Tunnelling Society’s (BTS) 2023 evening lectures kick off with a presentation on HS2 on January 19.

Tunnelling starts on French entrance portal
19 December, 2022
Excavation work has started on the entrance portal on the French side of the base tunnel for the Lyon-Turin railway.

Lower Thames Crossing plans accepted for review
29 November, 2022
The Lower Thames Crossing has moved a step closer with the Planning Inspectorate accepting National Highway’s application for a Development Consent Order.

HS2 relaunches TBM for second bore
24 November, 2022
Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV) has launched a TBM for its second 1.6km (one mile) bore on the HS2 high-speed railway.

HS2’s 2.7km spoil conveyor starts operation
23 November, 2022
A 2.7km (1.7 mile) network of conveyors has begun operating in West London, and will move more than five million tonnes of spoil excavated for the construction of HS2.

RFPs submitted for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension contract
17 November, 2022
The Request for Proposals (RFP) stage has closed for bids to design, build and finance the second Advance Tunnel Contract (ATC2) for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

HS2 announces winners of competition to drive best practice
14 November, 2022
HS2 Ltd has announced this year’s winners of a competition to share insight from the UK’s largest construction project with the wider infrastructure industry.

Ferrovial/Vinci consortium secures Toronto subway contract
10 November, 2022
A Ferrovial Construction and Vinci joint venture has been awarded the civil contract for the design-build-finance of a major portion of Toronto’s new Ontario Line subway.

National Highways resubmits application for UK’s longest road tunnel
08 November, 2022
National Highways has resubmitted its Development Consent Order (DCO) application for the Lower Thames Crossing.

hyperTunnel reveals the world’s first robot-built tunnel
20 October, 2022
UK infratech start-up hyperTunnel has revealed the world’s first tunnel built entirely by robots.

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.

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.

hyperTunnel to debut at the World Tunnelling Congress
04 August, 2022
hyperTunnel will exhibit for the first time at the World Tunnelling Congress (WTC) in Copenhagen next month.