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Turin/Lyon – TELT's fifth TBM has been delivered

On February 29th, 2024  the fifth of the seven TBMs for the new Lyon-Turin railway line was delivered to the French-Italian group of companies ELYOT, consisting of Eiffage Génie civil ... More Information

New TBM for Mount Cenis Tunnel

On December 21st, 2023, at the Herrenknecht factory in Germany, the delivery ceremony was held for the first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will traverse the border between France and Italy for ... More Information

TURIN-LYON - construction of the base tunnel starts in Chiomonte

TURIN-LYON - construction of the base tunnel starts in Chiomonte

The official commencement of the excavation for the Italian section of the Mont Cenis base tunnel, a pivotal part of the Turin-Lyon railway line, began on December 18, 2023, in Val di Susa. ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - TELT's third TBM

On 27/11/ a third TBM was completed at the Herrenknecht AG plant. The TBM is 10.5 m in diameter, 2000 tonnes in weight and 180 m long. It will excavate an 8.3 km section of TELT's Turin-Lyon base ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - New TBM live from the factory

Turin/Lyon - New TBM live from the factory

A new TELT TBM - 10.5 m diameter, 264 t weight, 180 m length, for the Lyon-Turin new line unveiled on October 6th, 2023 at the Herrenknecht AG plant! It will work on the CO6/7 site for the Mont ... More Information

Press release - The first of TELT's seven tunnel boring machines for the excavation of the Lyon-Turin base tunnel unveiled

The companies together with the public promoter witnessed the trials of the machine that will excavate the next 9 km beneath Mont Cenis.   Schwanau (DE), 7 July 2023 - The first of the ... More Information

FAT complete for first Herrenknecht TBM for TELT

FAT complete for first Herrenknecht TBM for TELT

Today July 7th 2023 the FAT test  for the first Telt TBM S-1355 built by Herrenknecht is complete. The 10.415m TBM will drive the 9km North tube from St Martin la PORTE to La Praz, parallel to ... More Information

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

€3 Billion in news tenders on the way for the new stage of the Lyon-Turin project

PRESS RELEASE - New tenders, with an estimated value of EUR3 billion, are on the way to build the Mont Cenis base tunnel which is under construction beneath the Alps between France and Italy. More ... More Information

TELT on track for next tender phase!

On April 20 in Brussels , TELT will outline what it needs for the last operational phase (rail and technological equipment) for the Mont Cenis base tunnel, which is an essential part of the ... More Information

A new excavation front for the Lyon-Turin tunnel project

The Lyon-Turin base tunnel in France has now commenced excavation in Saint-Julien-Montdenis on construction site n.08 in Villard-Clément. Almost 3 km of tunnels will join the 10.5 km already ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - New milestone in Avrieux

With the completion of excavation of the first 10.5 km of the even-numbered tube of the Mont Cenis Base Tunnel between Saint-Martin-la-Porte and La Praz (in the direction of Paris) - the ... More Information

SAIE 2022 - The SIG (Società Italiana Gallerie) tunnelling area

SAIE 2022 - The SIG (Società Italiana Gallerie) tunnelling area

Press release - Among the various special initiatives that uniquely characterize the SAIE 2022, the Construction, Design, Building and Plants’ Fair - in BolognaFiere from 19 to 22 October, ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - 10.5 km of the Base Tunnel completed

On the 28/04/2022 at Saint-Martin-la-Porte, in Val Maurienne, France excavation of the first 10.5 km of the Turin-Lyon base tunnel has now been completed:- click here for a video. At around 11:00 ... More Information

Geothermal system from tunnel to power visitor centre

The invitation to tender for construction of electrical and lighting installations, piping, data connection cables, control units, etc. for the visitor centre at the Turin-Lyon construction site in ... More Information

€3 BILLION worth of Contracts awarded for TELT

Paris, 7 July 2021–The TELT board of directors, which met today online between Rome and Paris, has given  the  go-ahead  for  the  signing  of  contracts ... More Information

TELT - First of 3 Webinars during the European Year of Rail

2021 marks a key year for the strengthening of the transport sector, a year in which the commitment to the future of new generations can have a tangible effect.    Environment, ... More Information

Press Conference today announcing €3 billion worth of tenders for the Lyon-Turin railway line

Today 07/07/2021 at 12h30 there is a live streaming press conference organized by APE (Association de la Presse Etrangère) in Paris, ’Associazione della Stampa Estera (Italy) and TELT - ... More Information

EU Contribution for Lyon-Turin railway increases

The European Union is re-evaluating its contribution to the new Turin-Lyon railway line in order to increase it to 55%. At the end of March 2021, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of ... More Information

TELT's Board of Directors and Tunnel works awarded

The French and Italian governments, in accordance with the agreements between the two countries in their Articles of Association, have appointed the members of Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin - ... More Information

Geothermal Energy from the Base Tunnel to power the Susa Valley construction site

The hot water collected during excavation of the Chiomonte base tunnel will become a source of clean, sustainable energy for its construction site. This geothermal resource will then be made ... More Information

EnigmaCG’s 6th Annual Webinar on Innovation in Tunnels: Construction, Maintenance, Safety & Fire Protection

With over 55 live tenders for construction/development of new tunnels in just Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium at the time of writing this, it is safe to say that tunnel construction/ ... More Information

Lyon-Turin base tunnel first 9km complete

On September 23rd , 2019 the TBM Federica (diameter 11.26 m, length 125 m, weight 2400 t) built by the French company NFM Technologie , completed the excavation of the first 9 km section between ... More Information

Study into impact of TELT commissioned

France is firmly committed to the new Lyon-Turin line project, which should contribute to the shift from road to rail for freight traffic crossing the Franco-Italian Alps and thus reduce the ... More Information

TELT – approves call for tenders for French side of the tunnel

On the 11th of March 2019 the board of TELT, the Italian-French company building the tunnel for the Turin-Lyon high-speed rail link, approved the call for tenders for the tunnel, on the French ... More Information

TELT - February

TELT - February

The excavation of the French Saint-Martin-la-Porte construction site (SMP4) with the Fedrica TBM exceeded 77% of the 9 km planned by the end of February. Also in February, the target of 30 m/day ... More Information

TELT update

Paris, 19 February 2019 - The Board of Directors of TELT (the public promoter entrusted by Italy and France with the construction of the cross-border section of the Lyon-Turin railway line), ... More Information


When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is expected to stretch for nearly 60 kilometers across the French-Italian border" When finished, the tunnel on the Lyon-Turin train line is ... More Information

TELT update

Turin/Lyon - Before the end of the Summer 2018 the tenders for the French section of the base tunnel TELT will be released. The bi-national co-operation program agreed by the two European Union ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - EPSF go ahead with the preliminary safety dossier

On April 27th, the EPSF (Public Railway Safety Establishment) approved the preliminary safety file concerning the infrastructure of the cross-border section, in application of Decree 2006-1279 on ... More Information

TELT - Update

In Saint Martin La Porte the South tube heading in an Easterly direction has been excavated using traditional methods and has reached 10km. at the front the coal formation are mostly composed of ... More Information

Shortlisted projects announced for ITA Tunnelling Awards in Paris

Shortlisted projects announced for ITA Tunnelling Awards in Paris

November 13-16 2017 will see leading international specialists in the global tunnelling sector attend the AFTES Congress in Paris which will include a special one-day event: November 15 will be ... More Information

TELT Project update

TELT Project update

On 22.05.2017 the first stage of the “TELT at Work” roadshow was held in Turin. TELT is a project that covers the  cross-border works for the Lyon-Turin railway line. The TELT ... More Information

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

Turin / Lyon - TBM Gea arrived in France

The French senate has approved the bill of ratification for the start of the final phase of the Turin/Lyon tunnel project. The TBM Gea, which is building the Maddalena geognostic tunnel, has now ... More Information

NFM delivers the TBM Federica

NFM delivers the TBM Federica

On the 14/01/2016 NFM Technologies in Le Creusot delivered the TBM Federica to Telt (Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin). The group of companies that are involved in the construction in Savoy, are led by ... More Information

Lyon-Turin investment

On 12.06.2015 Hubert Du Mesnil and Mario Virano, respectively President and General Manager of Telt (Euralpin Tunnel Lyon Turin), at the meeting "Preparing the future economic exchanges” held ... More Information

Promoter for Lyon-Turin HSR

Promoter for Lyon-Turin HSR

On 24.02.2015 Maurizio Lupi, the italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, and  Alain Vidalies, the French Secretary of State for Transport, signed in Paris an integration to the 2012 ... More Information


Tunnelling News

Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine

Watercare Services Limited’s Central Interceptor Tunnel Boring Machine, Hiwa-i-te-Rangi, has achieved a significant milestone, reaching 10,000m (10 kilometres) since leaving Māngere in ... More Information

New tunnelling machine joins three others digging high-speed line under London

Construction of the new HS2 line has hit another major milestone with the launch of the fourth – and final – machine being used to build the giant Northolt Tunnel beneath the capital... More Information

Lower Thames Crossing planning decision moves a step closer

On 21 March, the Planning Inspectorate confirmed that the Examining Authority has sent their recommendation report on the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order (DCO) application ... More Information

AECOM-Jacobs JV signs on to $6B Amtrak tunnel job

Amtrak is gearing up to dig deep in Baltimore. The railroad company selected ADVANCE, a joint venture between Dallas-based infrastructure firms AECOM and Jacobs, to serve as the delivery ... More Information

Lower Thames tunnel boosts new orders data

UK construction contract awards reached their highest level in February 2024 for seven months, according to one of the industry's data monitoring ... More Information

The incredible new £53m tunnel in Spain linking two pretty cities

The work is part of efforts to modernise the railway line between Ourense and Lugo in the autonomous Galicia region. Spanish construction giant ... More Information

ECRL hits new milestone with the completion of three tunnel excavations in Bentong district

The ECRL project features the construction of 41 tunnels with a total length of approximately 69 km along its rail alignment. Section A (Kota Bharu- ... More Information

Boring Co. receives go-ahead to drill more Vegas Loop tunnels

LVCVA President and CEO Steve Hill offered the company access to safety officers after the company was fined $100000 for construction violations ... More Information

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $4 Billion in Support

The project includes construction of a new two-track heavy rail tunnel along the Northeast Corridor from the Bergen Palisades in New Jersey to ... More Information

World's Longest Twin-Lane Tunnel Inaugurated In Arunachal Pradesh

Constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) for INR 825 crore, the tunnel is strategically vital due to its proximity to the Line of Actual ... More Information

The £13.3bn tunnel 8.5 miles long that could transform one of the world's biggest cities

The Second Avenue Subway's per-mile construction cost is higher than that of other projects in similar cities like London's Crossrail and Paris's ... More Information

First look inside Silvertown tunnel as TfL confirms summer 2025 opening

... tunnel construction in the face of environmental concerns. Construction is costing about £1bn – with a further £1.2bn due in annual repayments ... More Information

Consortium of Aecom and Arcadis appointed to tunnel and station design contract for Ontario metro

The scope of work for the PTUS contract includes construction of 3km of twin tunnels underneath Pape Avenue between the Gerrard tunnel portal and ... More Information

Snowy Hydro is inching towards powering the nation

... tunnelling progress of one of its critical boring machines ... Some 80 metres underground in temperatures well in excess of 30C, tunnel boring machine ... More Information

Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the ... More Information

9 of the longest underwater tunnels in the world

These stations are the first railway stations constructed under the sea and serve as emergency escape points in case of a disaster. Today, the Seikan ... More Information

EPC contractors sought for Dubai's £17bn sewer tunnels project

The strategic sewerage tunnels project by Dubai Municipality known as the Deep Tunnels Portfolio will involve the construction of wastewater assets ... More Information

The $7BN Mega-Tunnels You've Never Heard Of

But thanks to some incredible underground construction methods, Antwerp is now on course to complete a massive piece of infrastructure it's been ... More Information

3 listed & 2 Unlisted get LOA to build Mumbai Coastal Road Ext

The underground tunnel will run below Malad and Kandivali through the Mangrove creeks and a tunnel boring machine (TBM) will be used for this phase. More Information

New tunnel planned to under the Thames at Tilbury and Gravesend

ianVisits ... tunnel (c) National Grid. Construction will be done by a conventional tunnel boring machine (TBM), which will launch from a 41-metre deep shaft dug ... More Information

Third tunnel breakthrough on Guildford sewage works

A micro-TBM recently broke through on a new tunnel being built for Thames Water's project to relocate sewage treatment works in Guildford. More Information

Japan maglev train project being derailed by Shizuoka stalemate

Opposition in Shizuoka Prefecture emerged from fears the planned tunnel construction for the line could adversely affect the overall volume of water ... More Information

World's most expensive tunnel that ended up costing a whopping £2.3m a day to build

Over 5000 construction workers were employed to complete the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in the United States. More Information

Underground or Elevated Metro Rail – Which One is Better for India?

The cost of tunnel boring machines (TBM) is another significant component. The tunneling cost can be reduced by making longer tunnel contract ... More Information

From Undersea Tunnel To Station Redevelopment

The NHSRCL will construct an adjoining tunnel location as part of the package. To construct this tunnel, the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) with a ... More Information

Second tunnel boring machine for Broadway Subway reaches South Granville Station

The tunnel boring machines will end their journey just before Arbutus Station, which spans two city blocks, with the west block used as the footprint ... More Information

BESIX-MTH awards Nordhavn work to Bravida

... construction of the Nordhavn Tunnel. By & Havn is tasked with developing Ørestad and the port of Copenhagen and runs the daily operations of the ... More Information

After India's first undersea tunnel, Mumbai to get its longest intra-city underground road

... construction with viaducts and modern safety measures. The Coastal Road tunnel is India's first undersea tunnel, constructed using a 12-metre ... More Information

3,200 tonne TBM delivered to France-Italy rail tunnel project

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) manufactured by German tunnelling and mining firm Herrenknecht has been delivered to the Lyon-Turin Mont Cenis base ... More Information

FPT Industrial engines power the construction of the longest immersed tunnel in the world

The construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel is an important addition to Europe's sustainable transport network of the future. It will offer the ... More Information

Work resumes at Silkyara tunnel after 2 months

On the instructions of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, construction work of protective nature has begun from both Barkot and ... More Information

Webuild Joint Venture awarded Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract

Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through ... More Information

Third Tunnel Boring Machine Lowered at Panagal Park

In a significant milestone for the Chennai Metro Phase 2 project, the third Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been successfully lowered at the ... More Information

T2D Project benefits

Adelaide is the country's only mainland capital city without a non-stop motorway in its metropolitan area. The existing transport network is struggling to meet demand, with more than ... More Information

LONDON'S SUPER SEWER: A last visit to the tunnels

With shafts being capped off across the #SuperSewer project, CEO Andy Mitchell paid a visit to Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey for what could be the last time he sees the vast tunnel ... More Information

SKATE Competence Matrix for Tunnelling

The Tunnelling SKATE matrix consolidates best practice and benchmarks the role levels and Skills, Knowledge, Attitude, Training and Experience criteria for most occupations involved in ... More Information

Casablanca, Madrid and the Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject

The Strait of Gibraltar tunnel megaproject is one of the few engineering projects in the world with the capacity to change the geopolitical order and relations between Europe and Africa... More Information

Metrolinx - inside the tunnel

Metrolinx is sharing a rare look inside the record-breaking tunnel currently being carved out for the 7.8-kilometre Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) project... More Information

HS2 Project Update, January 2024

HS2 is preparing to enter a critical new phase with the development of state-of-the-art rail systems that will allow passengers to enjoy some of the world’s most reliable intercity train ... More Information