HS2 Ltd has revealed the colossal logistics operation that is taking place at its logistics hub near Willesden Junction, which will be used to process earth and deliver construction materials.
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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.
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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.
The update from HS2 includes figures regarding recruitment and apprenticeships, sustainability, construction and rail freight.
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.
The Ceneri Base Tunnel completes the flat rail route through the Alps for passenger and goods traffic. After the Gotthard and Lötschberg base tunnels, the Ceneri Base Tunnel, with a length of 15.4km, is the third-largest construction project of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA). On 4 September…
Named Florence and Cecilia, the two Tunnel Boring Machines have been completed in Germany and are now ready to be shipped to the UK to begin the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnel excavation.
Prior to the arrival of the two tunnel boring machines, HS2 has completed the high headwall and ground reinforcement at the Chiltern tunnel site.
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Paul van Trigt, CEO of Aero-X AG, explains the importance of aerosol extinguishing systems for the rail sector, and how the company can offer customised solutions to meet different requirements.