The giant 2,000 tonne tunnel boring maching (TBM) will dig a one-mile long tunnel under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.
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Running for 1.8km and part of Package D on Stage Two of the Etihad Rail network, the tunnel cuts through the Hajar Mountain towards the emirate of Fujairah.
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.
The headhouse will have a 78m ventilation shaft reaching down to the twin tunnels below, regulating air quality and temperature, removing smoke in the event of a fire and providing access for emergency services.
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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.