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Poor ground stalls Murphy Farnworth Tunnel drive


Murphy’s project to widen the Farnworth Tunnel near Bolton is now running 10 weeks late after running into exceptionally poor ground conditions.

Dragages Hong Kong brings the heavy metal


Construction giant Dragages Hong Kong celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion the company held an exhibition and cocktail party at one of its landmark projects, ...

End of the line for Elizabeth!


Rail Engineer has visited the new Crossrail Farringdon station site before (issue 118, August 2014) and has looked at the working of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs). However, the latest visit to ...

35 miles, 2 million truck loads of earth and £6.5 billion later


The NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, when it opens to the public on June 1 2016, will transport passengers from Zurich to Milan in two hours and 50 minutes,

Sydney Metro TBM breaks cover


AUSTRALIA: Tunnel boring machines typically arrive ‘face first’ at a breakthrough sites, but TBMs Maria and Isabelle

Manukau marine drilling project completed


Something has barged out of Manukau Harbour ahead of schedule.

Dismantling Crossrail’s tunnel boring machines


Crossrail has released a set of images showing its final tunnel boring machine (TBM), Victoria, being dismantled at Farringdon

An engineering adventure


Our incumbent technical editor takes to the screen to present a new engineering show due to air later this month. He tells the story of what to expect, and how it all came about.

Qatar completes main tunnel


Excavation works for the main tunnel of Mesaimeer Surface and Ground Water Drainage Project in Qatar have been completed.

Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity rail to start construction by the end of 2015


Xiamen-Zhangzhou intercity rail to start construction by the end of 2015

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