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LTA announces new underground line

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced the alignment and station locations for the Eastern Region Line, to be known as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). The 13km East Coast stretch of the TEL will run entrely underground and will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore not directly served by the rail network. Read more

Crossrail’s Jessica breaks through

Crossrail’s 7.1m diameter TBM Jessica has completed a new train tunnel from Limmo Peninsula, near Canning Town, breaking into Victoria Dock Portal in east London. Jessica completed her 900m journey in just 9 weeks, travelling as far as 41m per day. Read more

More breakthroughs on Delhi Phase III

TERRATEC has announced the first two TBM breakthroughs in New Delhi, India. The breakthroughs are on the CC-07 and CC-24 Projects for Delhi Metro Phase-III. Read more

8km Perth Airport Link tunnel revealed

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett has released details of a new 8km long twin tube tunnel that will form the backbone of the $2bn Forrestfield-Airport rail link in Perth. Construction is due to start in 2016 with completion expected in 2020. Read more

Delhi’s double breakthrough

The HCC-Samsung Joint Venture, working on Delhi Metro’s Phase III expansion, has made a rare double TBM breakthrough, when “Riddhi” and “Siddhi” broke through at the same time at Dabari More Station. Read more

XRL TBM ‘Fan-li-hua’ resumes operation

’Fan-li-hua’, the TBM damaged in a flooded section of the Hong Kong MTR’s Express Rail Link (XRL) project tunnel in Yuen Long during the black rainstorm in March, resumed operation last month.

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Final contracts awarded on Thomson Line

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the last three of 25 major civil contracts for the 30km long, fully undergound Thomson Line’s Orchard, Marina South and Gardens by the Bay stations and tunnels at a total value of around S$1.32bn. Read more

Crossrail Stations at 50% completion

The construction of Crossrail’s new stations in central London and Docklands is now half complete, with almost three miles of platform and station tunnels created beneath the streets of the capital. Read more

Brenner Base Tunnel awards continue

Salini Impregilo, together with STRABAG, Consorzio Cooperative Costruzioni CCC and Collini Lavori, has received a provisional award for the €300M contract to build an ‘underpass’ beneath the Isarco River – in the southern segment of the “Brenner Base Tunnel.” Read more

Thai microtunnel holes through

TERRATEC has announced the completion of the microtunnelling project at the Bang Pakong River in Thailand by the Joint Venture of Ch.Karnchang PCL and Krung Thon Engineers Co., Ltd. (KTE). On 18th June 2014, the TERRATEC Slurry MTBM completed the project’s 380m long drive of 1800mm inner diameter tunnel. Read more

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