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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By completing deliveries of RHEDA 2000® track components for the Follo Line project, an important milestone has been reached in the construction of the 20km-long tunnel project in Norway.
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.
By means of an 18km-long immersed tunnel for car and train traffic, Denmark and Germany will be connected under the Fehmarn Belt. Upon opening, the tunnel will be the world’s longest immersed tunnel. Here, Technical Director at Femern A/S, Jens Ole Kaslund, provides an update on what is currently happening…
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.
Preparation of the launch site is the first step in HS2's efforts to deliver the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct project.
The images follow the opening of a public vote to pick the names for the first two of 10 tunnel boring machines prior to manufacturing.
HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for developing the UK's new high-speed rail network, is asking the UK public to choose the names for the project's first two giant tunnel boring machines.
The Varberg tunnel contract was awarded to Atkins, who are now responsible for the detailed planning of the construction phase.
The two contracts will see the Vestfoldbanen equipped with continuous double tracks between Drammen and Tønsberg, enabling a better and more efficient service says Bane NOR's Stine Ilebrekke Undrum.
The Norwegian rail infrastructure manager has awarded Implenia Norge AS and Acciona Construcción the contract to construct a new 10km double-track line linking Sandbukta and Såstad.
€200 million investment from the EIB will see construction of new tracks, upgrading existing ones to higher speed limits, electrification and implementation of ERTMS between Denmark and Germany as part of the Fehmarn Belt railway
If successfully completed, the infrastructure between Helsinki and Tallinn would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world.
Tunnel boring machines have completed the drilling work for the high-speed rail project that will connect Oslo and Ski via twin 19.5km tunnels, the longest in Scandinavia.
"While the delay is unfortunate, this project is being built to last 120 years. I believe the time added to the construction schedule is a small price to pay,” said Rita Saffioti.