Meet our giant tunnelling machines. Digging the new tunnels was a 24-hour a day job, 7 days a week. Crossrail used eight tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to construct the new rail tunnels under London.
Crossrail will use eight tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to construct the new tunnels under London. These huge machines will work 24 hours a day beneath the streets of London, excavating large ...
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Crossrail tunnelling began in May 2012 and ended at Farringdon in May 2015 with the arrival of tunnelling machine Victoria. For three years, eight 1,000 tonne tunnelling machines have bored 42km or 26 miles of new 6.2 metres diameter rail tunnels under London.
The huge machines carving out tunnels in London’s new railway – Crossrail – are approaching the end of their journey. Jon Excell hitched a ride.
Victoria, the last remaining Crossrail tunnel-boring machine, is currently being dismantled following completion of the 26 miles tunnelling project. The machine dubbed Victoria completed tunnelling at Farringdon Crossrail station in May 2015. Work is now taking place to deconstruct the boring ...
Crossrail is a 118-kilometre (73-mile) railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.A large portion of the line, between Paddington in central London and Abbey Wood in the south-east, is due to open in Autumn 2019.
Sophia, Crossrail’s fifth tunnelling machine, began her journey from Plumstead to North Woolwich on Jan. 9 as part of the construction of a tunnel under the River Thames for London’s new rail link.
A worker emerges after a tunneling machine made the breakthrough into the station structure at Canary Wharf, in east London, on June 11, 2013.
· Crossrail’s rail tunnels are now 83% complete · Europe’s largest construction project remains on time and within budget Crossrail’s tunnel boring machine Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London.
1 Introduction As the world population grows our infrastructure needs increase but the space available for new development becomes scarcer. In our cities we look to push new infrastructure requirements below ground and we strive to provide faster and more efficient transport links.