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Cross River Rail Project - January/February updates

Cross River Rail Project  - January/February updates

Teams have now completed Woolloongabba - Albert Street and Boggo Road - Woolloongabba sections in both directions, Roma Street to the Northern Portal 1.2 km in the upline and 750 m in the ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project  - January/February updates 

Teams have now completed Woolloongabba - Albert Street and Boggo Road - Woolloongabba sections in both directions, Roma Street to the Northern Portal 1.2 km in the upline and 750 m in the ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project - July Updates

Brisbane’s new underground making tracks - Rail tracks installation in the Brisbane's Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels commenced from just south of the future Albert Street station, and ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

Cross River Rail Project – June Updates

The final delivery of railway tracks arrived at the Northern Tunnel Portal site in May 2022. In total, 9,570 m of railway tracks have been delivered to site and will be installed in the northern ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Northern Tunnel Portal construction update

The TBMs - used for excavating the Cross River Rail’s tunnel in Brisbane - have now been taken away from site, allowing the gantry crane to be removed as well: click here for the video. ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Northern Tunnel Portal construction update

Cross River Rail - Northern Tunnel Portal construction update

Excavation, portal structure construction and TBM removal continues in March at the Northern Tunnel Portal site and is on track for completion in mid-2022.  Once the team reaches the required ... More Information

Cross River Rail – Last breakthrough for the project

Cross River Rail – Last breakthrough for the project

Today TBM Merle broke through at the Northern Portal site, bringing the Cross River Rail project’s year of tunnelling to an end, click here for the video. The Cross River Rail's twin tunnels ... More Information

PRESS RELEASE - First of Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels complete

The first of Cross River Rail’s Tunnel Boring Machines has seen the daylight, for the first time in ten months.  The mega project is one of many being delivered by the Palaszczuk ... More Information

Cross River Rail Roadheaders break through ahead of schedule

Two 115-tonne roadheaders recently broke through into the cavern of the future Boggo Road station two months ahead of schedule, marking yet another significant milestone for the transformational ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Works Notice

Northern Tunnel Portal construction update - Excavation of a TBM extraction box is underway.  The extraction box will be used to remove the two TBMs Merle and Else when they arrive in ... More Information

Cross River Rail – Second breakthrough at Roma Street

Cross River Rail – Second breakthrough at Roma Street

On 23/08/2021 Merle, the second Cross River Rail’s 1350 t TBM, broke through into the 280-m-long cavern at Roma Street, joining TBM Else, the project’s other machine in the future ... More Information

Cross River Rail breaks through at Roma Street

On the 06/08/2021 TBM Else (1350 t and 165 m long), the first of Cross River Rail’s two massive TBMs, which had launched from the Woolloongabba site in early 2021 has broken through a ... More Information

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Cross River Rail Construction updates

Roma Street station -  The two Cross River Rail TBMs have left Albert Street station in Brisbane’s CBD,  where they both arrived between June and July  At the beginning of ... More Information

Cross River Rail Project – request for project change April 2021

  Queensland's Coordinator-General seeks your views deadline 04/06/2021, on the eleventh proposed change to the Cross River Rail project, including the effectiveness of the ... More Information

Cross River Rail updates

Cross River Rail updates

The 165 m long TBMs Else and Merle, both weighting 1350-t,  are excavating the Cross River Rail’s twin tunnels from the launch site at Woolloongabba north towards Albert Street beneath ... More Information

CrossRiverRail Webinar

An online webinar to hear first-hand from Cross River Rail’s experts about tunnelling works and how it may impact local residents and businesses.   Experts from the Cross River Rail ... More Information

Cross River Rail Updates

Cross River Rail Updates

Roadheaders start tunnelling towards Boggo Road - Two 115t roadheaders  have started to mine the remainder of the 870 m Cross River Rail twin tunnels between Woolloongabba and Boggo ... More Information

Cross River Rail begins tunnelling

Cross River Rail begins tunnelling

TBM Else - the first of Cross River Rail’s two 1350 t TBMs in Brisbane - has been moved into position underground in the Woolloongabba site’s station cavern to commence tunnelling on the ... More Information

Here’s to the Groundbreakers: Cross River Rail honours iconic Queensland women

Minister for Transport and Main Roads - The Honourable Mark Bailey. Cross River Rail’s twin massive Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have been named after two groundbreaking Queensland ... More Information

Cross River Rail’s first mega machine ready to go

Cross River Rail’s first mega machine ready to go

The first of the two TBMs that will excavate the bulk of Cross River Rail’s 5.9km twin tunnels is passing factory acceptance testing, before being disassembled and transported by trucks to ... More Information

Cross River Rail Update

Work is progressing well, across Cross River Rail’s eight worksites in Brisbane. The project will help transform South East Queensland by unlocking the bottleneck at the core of ... More Information

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Construction momentum building on Cross River Rail Project

Cross River Rail is boosting the Queensland Economy by $4.1 million per day, supporting a workforce of over 2,400 and providing work for more than 400 suppliers and subcontractor companies, 90% of ... More Information

TBMs arrive to dig Cross River Rail tunnels

At the beginning of August two TBMs (weight 1350 t and 165 m length)  arrived in Queensland, ready to be fitted out before being deployed to dig the Cross River Rail twin tunnels in early 2021. ... More Information

Cross River Rail underground blasting tests begin

Cross River Rail underground blasting tests begin

Cross River Rail in Brisbane (Australia) will test underground blasting at the site of the new Albert Street underground station and the new Woolloongabba station site, in a move to speed up ... More Information

Ghella wins Cross River Rail Tunnel, Stations and Development Package

Ghella, as part of the Pulse consortium, which is led by CIMIC Group, has reached contractual and financial close with the State of Queensland to deliver the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) ... More Information

Major contractors appointed to build Cross River Rail

The Palaszczuk Government has announced the international consortia that have won the three major works packages for the Cross-River Rail Project in Brisbane. The Palaszczuk Government has ... More Information

Cross River Rail - Brisbane

Cross River Rail - Brisbane

Cross River Rail in Brisbane is the Queensland Government’s highest priority infrastructure project. It is required to support the region’s growing urban population. With the population ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Amtrak awards construction contract for East River Tunnel rehabilitation

The $1.6 billion project calls for demolishing all existing tunnel systems down to the liner, then restoring both tubes. During the project, one tube ... More Information

Strabag in €110 million deal to equip transalpine tunnel

Austrian contractor Strabag has won a €110 million (US$120 million) to equip a transalpine tunnel linking Austria and Slovenia... More Information

19 tunnel boring machines for Manila subway set

A close-up of the tunnel boring machine head, with a diameter of 6.9 meters. ... The first cutter head of the first tunnel boring machine (TBM), named ... More Information

$16 billion Gateway Tunnel Project gets federal funding boost after years of delays

The $16.1 billion project includes a new rail tunnel linking New York and New Jersey — and is set to be open by 2035 ... More Information

Preferred bidder announced for second tunnelling contract

The global consortium of WeBuild S.p.A, GS Engineering and Construction Australia and Bouygues Construction ... Tunnel Project, North East Link ... More Information

Bechtel Picked as CM for $12.7B Single-bore BART Extension

Officials with the VTA are aiming to begin major construction and tunnelling for the $12.7-billion BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Project next ... More Information

Stonehenge could be put on world heritage danger list over tunnel plan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended that Stonehenge be listed as ‘World Heritage in Danger’ due to the A303 upgrade scheme and is ... More Information

World’s longest railway tunnel to reopen after a year

The tunnel closed on 10th August last year following the derailment of a freight train, and SBB has since been pushing ahead with repair work... More Information

Afcons Infrastructure Wins Bid for Thane Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure secures the L1 bid for a tunnel project in Thane, marking a significant milestone in infrastructure development. More Information

Kolkata Metro: D-Wall's Construction Work At Victoria Metro Station Is Advancing Swiftly

For the tunnelling work of the stretch from the Khidderpore to Park Street stretch of this Corridor, two Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) will be deployed ... More Information

K2D Skøyen – Vækerø

Implenia has been awarded the contract for section K2D Skøyen - Vækerø, which is part of the entire Fornebu line that will be completed in 2030... More Information

Massey Tunnel replacement project hits design-build proposal stage

Tunnel replacement project has finally hit the design-and-build proposal stage. The Transportation Ministry announced Wednesday that three bid ... More Information

Barhale wins £36m East London sewer remediation

Thames Water has appointed Barhale to deliver essential remediation works on a Victorian gravity sewer as it passes above the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway in East London... More Information

Reaping Rewards From Continuous Innovation

In boring underground tunnels for Malaysia's MRTs, Gamuda developed the world's first autonomous tunnel boring machine (A-TBM), utilizing in-house ... More Information

5 of the longest tunnels in the world and how they were built

Since the invention of the tunnel boring machine in 1853, engineers have used advanced technology to drill, blast, and bore into the earth. From ... More Information

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information