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Crossrail completes unprecedented fortnight of tunnelling milestones
Crossrail’s western tunnels completed as tunnel boring machine (TBM) Ada reaches her final destination at Farringdon London’s newest Thames tunnel completed as TBM Sophia concludes her journey from Plumstead to North Woolwich while TBM Jessica finishes at Stepney Green cavern 42km...
Olympic champions join Crossrail’s marathon tunnelling race
Site Manager Bob Brown inspects Jessica ahead of her tunnelling launch at Pudding Mill Lane in the shadow of Olympic Park  'Jessica' starts tunnelling near Olympic Park and will be followed this winter by 'Ellie' in a 1.7 mile tunnelling sprint. Names for...
Monster lift sends east London tunnelling machines 40 metres underground
Crossrail has marked a major milestone in the construction of London’s new rail line with the lowering of a 550 tonne tunnelling machine into a 40 metre deep shaft in east London, ahead of the start of tunnelling for Crossrail’s eastern section of the new rail line.The delicate operation...
Crossrail launches competition to name giant tunnelling machines
Call for ideas to name six 1,000 tonne tunnel boring machines that will construct new rail tunnels under London Shortlisted names to be published in February with the public invited to vote for their favourites Winners will receive prize and be invited to attend the tunnelling launch...
Crossrail tunnelling to start in less than 100 days as first tunnel boring machine unveiled
Crossrail tunnelling to commence in March 2012 from Royal Oak, near Paddington First Crossrail tunnel boring machine (TBM) comes off the production line and will shortly be transported to London Europe’s largest construction project has unveiled the first of eight, 1,000...
Manufacturer selected for remaining Crossrail tunnel boring machines
Herrenknecht AG to build final two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) Eight tunnel boring machines to be manufactured for Crossrail First Crossrail TBMs to come off the production line at end of 2011 Crossrail tunnelling to commence in spring 2012 from Royal...
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