The 2,000 tonne Tunnel Boring Machine, Florence, has surpassed the one-mile mark during construction of the first tunnels for Britain’s new high-speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north.
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HS2 has unveiled the first plans for the final ‘barn design’ headhouses, as construction has begun to provide emergency access to the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnel.
HS2 Ltd has announced the shortlist of bidders for the £370 million contract to build the environmentally-friendly Interchange Station, based at the heart of the UK’s new high-speed rail network in Solihull.
HS2's second tunnel boring machine, 'Cecilia', will operate alongside an identical machine, named ‘Florence’, to excavate separate northbound and southbound tunnels.
In a landmark moment for the project, HS2 Ltd will launch the first tunnel boring machine from HS2’s South Portal site on 13 May 2021.
HS2's Colne Valley Viaduct will span the length of 3.4 km and be supported by 56 piers, and work has now begun to sink the required 292 piles.
The two 170m-long TBMs – the largest ever used on a UK rail project - will start to be assembled on site ready to begin digging the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnels.
HS2's innovative onboard robot will boost safety and efficiency by removing the need for personnel to work in a potentially hazardous area.
Prior to the arrival of the two tunnel boring machines, HS2 has completed the high headwall and ground reinforcement at the Chiltern tunnel site.
Preparation of the launch site is the first step in HS2's efforts to deliver the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct project.
Engineering works at South Western Railway’s (SWR) flagship £60 million Feltham depot have entered the next major phase ahead of the Class 701 train roll-out.
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