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Breaking News – At least 35 dead after Moscow Metro terrorist attack

Official in Moscow report at least 35 people have been killed after two femail suicide bombers blew themsleves up during rush hour on the city’s heavily used Metro system.

The first blast at 0756, at the central Lubyanka station is said to have killed 23, whilst 40 minutes later, a second explosion destroyed a train at Park Kultury, killing a further 12 commuters.

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Tsuen Wan TBM readies to bore

Italian tunnelling specialists SELI, reports it’s 7.27m diameter DSU TBM will launch on Hong Kong’s 5.1km long Tsuen Wan Drainage Tunnel on April 12th.

Currently final preparations are underway on-site with the testing and commissioning of the TBM, and it’s connection to the 6 back up gantries. Read more

Crossrail’s Morgan strikes at rumour, whilst academy gets funds

Terry Morgan, Crossrail Chairman, last night told the Sky News Channel’s Jeff Randall Live that despite fears to the contrary, the £15.9bn project will be completed.

“It is happening. We are already well under way,” said Morgan, “We’ve committed the best part of £1.5bn and we’re getting on with the programme. It is true to say that people can say, can you slow this down, can you change the scope, but the reality is that we would have to undo things that we’ve already started to do.” Read more

Kolkata Metro award final tunnels

The Transtonnelstroy Ltd/Afcons Infrastructures Ltd JV has been awarded the US$206M design and construct contract for the 3km long underground section of India’s Kolkata Metro between Howrah Maidan Station and Central Station. Construction includes boring a 520m long stretch, 20m beneath the River Hooghly, the first under river crossing of its type in India. Read more

Rescue efforts continue on China’s collapsed rail tunnel

Workers toil around the clock to try and reach the 10 tunnellers trapped following Friday’s collapse during construction of a railway tunnel in Zhuozi County of Ulanqab City, in North China’s Inner Mongolia. (Pic – Xinhau)

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More awards on MTRs XRL

Hong Kong’s MTR has announced yet another contract award on its US$5bn, 26km long twin-tube XRL rail tunnel, with the CRCC/Hsin Chong/CRCC 15th Bureau winning C826 for the 3.2km long section between Huanggang and Mai Po. Read more

Victoria upgrade intention of award to BAM Nuttall/Taylor Woodrow JV

Transport for London has announced it intends to award the contract for the redevelopment of Victoria Underground Station to the Taylor Woodrow Construction/BAM Nuttall Limited JV.

In line with European procurement requirements, a minimum ten-day standstill period will apply before the award of contract can be confirmed. Read more

MTR award final WIL tunnels

Hong Kong’s MTR has awarded the final major tunnelling contract, C704, on its 3km long West Island Line, to the Gammon/Nishimatsu JV. Under a target cost arrangement, the JV will excavate 2.1km of twin tube tunnel between Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town by drill and blast, and also construct cavern stations at Sai Ying Pun and Hong Kong University. Read more

Kolkata award and shortlist

West India’s Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has awarded the first of the two contracts for the construction of the 8km long underground section on its 14km East-West Metro Line to ITD Cementation Ltd, whilst announcing the shortlist for the second contract. Read more

Kolkata award and shortlist

West India’s Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has awarded the first of the two contracts for the construction of the 8km long underground section on its 14km East-West Metro Line to ITD Cementation Ltd, whilst announcing the shortlist for the second contract. Read more

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