News Archive

NSW confirms Sydney Metro Stage 2 Tunnels and Stations

Australia’s New South Wales Government has confirmed construction will start in 2018 on Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro, which will include TBM bored twin tunnels stretching the entire 15km from Chatswood to Sydenham. Read more

HS2 Design Panel formed

The UK’s High Speed Two (HS2) has taken another step from drawing board to reality with the appointment of a new independent design panel that will support HS2 in realising its aim of applying the best design principles to all its work. Read more

Shatin to Central Link Hin Keng to Kai Tak Tunnel Broken Through

The 5km tunnel stretching from Hin Keng to Kai Tak for the Hong Kong MTR’s Shatin to Central Link (SCL) project is now connected, with the final blast ignited 35m underneath Lion Rock on 11 November 2015. Read more

Quito Metro contract awarded in Ecuador

ACCIONA Infrastructure and Brazil’s Construtora Norberto Odebrecht have been awarded a $1,538M contract (€1,400M) to build the second phase of Line 1 of the Quito Metro. The contract, awarded by Quito City Council includes the construction of a 22km long tunnel and 13 new stations. Read more

Further consultation launched for London’s Crossrail 2

Transport for London has launched its third public consultation – this on more detailed plans – for the new Crossrail 2 railway line under the Capital. Crossrail 2 would serve central London through an underground tunnelled section between Wimbledon and Tottenham Hale and New Southgate. Current proposals would see Crossrail 2 services become operational in 2030. Read more

Warsaw Metro win for Astaldi

The Astaldi Group has been awarded a €209M contract to extend Line 2 of the Warsaw metro in Poland. The award follows Astaldi’s construction of the same line’s central section completed in March 2015. Read more

FCC wins Colombia Tunnel

FCC has been awarded the contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the 9.8km long Toyo tunnel in the Urabá Port, some 80km from Medellín, Colombia, with a budget of €392M. The Government of Antioquia awarded the project to a consortium led by FCC, the Spanish Citizen Services Group (40% share), and a group of local businesspeople (60%). Read more

Stonehenge Tunnel finally to go ahead

Highways England, the new government company charged with driving forward the UK’s motorways and major arterial (A) roads has announced the near 3km long, much awaited Stonehenge Tunnel will be built as part of its £2 billion investment in the road network of South West England. Read more

UK’s Silvertown Tunnel consultation opened

A major public consultation has opened for the Silvertown Tunnel, a vital new river crossing for east London, UK, that would link the Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks. Read more

Contract CC-34 completion in Delhi

Late August saw the breakthrough of the TERRATEC TBM S36 at Palam Station, 27 days after its twin S37 did the same, completing the last drives on Contract CC-34 of Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read more

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