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EXPO Ferroviaria opens at Fiera Milano Rho from 28th to 30th September 2021

The EXPO Ferroviaria 10th Edition will be the first Italian rail industry exhibition since the COVID pandemic started. The show covers all aspects of rail-related technology and services (including ... More Information

The First Tunnel of the Fuzhou Binhai Express Line Is Completed

The First Tunnel of the Fuzhou Binhai Express Line Is Completed

Recently, the jointly built by China Railway 17th Bureau and CRCHI, the earth pressure/TBM double-mode boring machine successfully completed the left line of Dailing Tunnel. This tunnel is part of ... More Information

TBM EPB Jinxiu ready to go into operation for the Chengdu - Zigong high speed railway

TBM EPB Jinxiu ready to go into operation for the Chengdu - Zigong high speed railway

On the 10/07/2021 China’s largest homemade EPB TBM rolled off the production line at Changsha N.2 Industrial Park where CRCHI (China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation Ltd) is ... More Information

BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Program announcement

The following protocols and instructions apply to the Pre-SOQ meeting that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) intends to convene with private sector Participants who have downloaded ... More Information

Sydney Metro West enters the next planning stage

On the Sydney Metro West project, the planning process has started for the construction of 9 new metro stations between Westmead and Hunter Street in the Sydney CBD – as well as the precincts ... 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

Press Release - Super sewer gets Royal visitor as project nears end of tunnelling phase

London’s new super sewer tunnel was visited today by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal as she delved deep below the River Thames to witness the progress made during the ... More Information

Press Release - CEAR presents video of CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation

Press Release - CEAR presents video of CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation

CEAR (Costruzioni Elettrotecniche) introduces their CTS Ex p Compact Distribution and Transformer substation, as per ATEX Standard 2014/34/EU, with a YouTube video please click here to view. The ... More Information

Call for papers for 2nd PIARC Int’l Conference on Road Tunnel Operations and Safety!

PIARC and the Spanish National Committee (ATC) will jointly organize the 2nd International Conference on Tunnels and the VIII Spanish Symposium in the new Granada Conference & Exhibition Centre ... More Information

2021 ITA Awards entries: Deadline extended

An extended deadline has been set for the global tunnelling industry to submit entries for the 2021 ITA Tunnelling Awards that seek to rewards the  most  ground-breaking innovations and ... More Information

Final breakthrough for the 3RPORT project in Fort Wayne city

Final breakthrough for the 3RPORT project in Fort Wayne city

On 30/06/2021- after 3 years - TBM MamaJo completed the 7.473,39 m (5 miles) length and 16-foot (4.88 m) diameter tunnel stretching from Glasgow Avenue to Foster Park and connecting 14 ... More Information

Press release - Momentum builds as HS2 launches second giant tunnelling machine

Press release - Momentum builds as HS2 launches second giant tunnelling machine

HS2 this week launched ‘Cecilia’ - the second of two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines that will excavate the ten mile long tunnels beneath the Chiltern hills just outside London. ... More Information

TERRATEC 2nd Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC 2nd Open TBM delivered for Mumbai’s Water Tunnel Project

TERRATEC delivers the new 3.2m dia. Open TBM that will be used by Contractor Soma Enterprise Limited to complete two drives for Amar Mahal I water transfer tunnel contract in Mumbai, India. ... More Information

Strata Tunnelling Head Mike Rispin Becomes Chair of the Underground Construction Association of SME

Strata Tunnelling Head Mike Rispin Becomes Chair of the Underground Construction Association of SME

Mike Rispin, who joined Strata Worldwide as Vice President of Tunnelling in December 2020, becomes chairman of the Underground Construction Association of The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & ... More Information

Turkey - New high-speed railway line Halkali-Ispartakule-Cerkezkoy

Turkey - New high-speed railway line Halkali-Ispartakule-Cerkezkoy

Turkish Republic Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments (AYGM) intends to construct a new high-speed railway line from Halkali to ... More Information

Completion of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project in 2025

Completion of Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project in 2025

After the completion of TBM tunnelling, Arden Station is taking shape with the platforms being constructed and the Laurens Street station entrance ground floor slab poured. The twin tunnels are now ... More Information

Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

Breaking ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension

On 23/06/2021 Metrolinx officially broke ground on the Scarborough Subway Extension, though work is already well underway. At the northeast corner of Sheppard and McCowan, crews are building the ... More Information

Press release - Getting on with the North East Link

A preferred bidder has been selected for the tunnelling package for the North East Link, which will fix the missing link in Melbourne’s freeway network, slash travel times and free up local ... More Information

City Rail Link construction - June Progress

City Rail Link construction - June Progress

The 130 m long TBM Dame Whina Cooper  has reached 60 m on its journey towards the Karangahape station under construction,  830 m away from its Mt Eden starting point. The red ... More Information

Warwick Boring – Learn all about their bid to win Elon Musk’s “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

Warwick Boring – Learn all about their bid to win Elon Musk’s “Not-A-Boring Tunnelling Competition 2021”

We are a diverse and ambitious group of 30+ engineers from the University of Warwick, UK who qualified into the Finals of Elon Musk’s Competition as the top 3% worldwide (12 out of 400 ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on Terzo Valico dei Giovi

Tunnel breakthrough on Terzo Valico dei Giovi

On 17/06/2021 another milestone was reached on the Terzo Valico dei Giovi project. This project was commissioned by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) (Gruppo FS Italiane) and had its first ... More Information

Swinoujscie Tunnel - Update

So far as part of the Swinoujscie tunnel construction project the TBM Wyspiarka has tunnelled 563 m, and has installed 170, 1.5-meter rings and 154 two-meter rings. Each ring consists of 8 ... More Information

Register for the Lunchtime Lecture Series - #6 "Into the future"

Event by ITACET Foundation for Continuous Education and Training on Tunnelling and Underground Space Use -  Online on Tue, Jul 13, 2021, from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (your local ... More Information

Press release - Secondary lining complete on Frogmore Connection Tunnel

Press release - Secondary lining complete on Frogmore Connection Tunnel

Secondary lining on a 1.1km connection tunnel linking Wandsworth to the main super sewer in West London is now complete, marking a major milestone for the Tideway project. The Frogmore ... 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

Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line - 50% of tunnelling completed on Lianozovo - Fiztech section

The construction of the running tunnels between the future Lianozovo and Fiztech stations of the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya metro line is more than 50% complete.  The TBMs Tatiana and Irina, ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop Current Works

The Suburban Rail Loop Authority is undertaking geotechnical investigations as part of the early planning and design work that will help determine the rail alignment and station locations. These ... More Information

HS2 launches national vote to name Warwickshire TBM

On the 09/06/2021 HS2 launched a national vote to name their third TBM – weight 2,000 t and diameter 10 m - that will dig a one-mile twin bore tunnel under Long Itchington Wood in ... More Information

Canada - Annacis Water Supply Tunnel

Canada - Annacis Water Supply Tunnel

Project Overview - To meet the growing demand for drinking water in the region, Metro Vancouver is planning to construct a major water infrastructure project called the Annacis Water Supply ... More Information

India - Pune Nashik Semi-High Speed Railway Line

India - Pune Nashik Semi-High Speed Railway Line

The central government has approved the Nashik-Pune High-Speed Railway project involving an investment of Rs 16,039 crore. The line will be funded by the government of Maharashtra (20%) and Ministry ... More Information

Hagerbach NXT 50 Festival - fireworks of the future

Hagerbach NXT 50 Festival - fireworks of the future

Flums, May 25, 2021 - "It is about time for sustainable, future-oriented innovations." Felix Amberg (President Hagerbach Test Gallery and owner of Amberg Group) on receiving the 2019 STUVA Award. ... More Information

38th Breakthrough for Metro 3 line in Mumbai

38th Breakthrough for Metro 3 line in Mumbai

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), achieved its 38th breakthrough at Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Metro Station: click here for the video. Robbins made TBM Surya-1 completed ... 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

CEAR Srl appears “on air” for the first time in an Italian Broadcast

For the first time Costruzioni Elettrotecniche (CEAR Srl) has appeared on television. The company spoke to entrepreneurs and other businesses about the company and how it operates. The interview was ... More Information

Tideway Press Release

Stunning aerial images released as final shaft excavated on super sewer - To coincide with the completion of the final shaft dug as part of the super sewer project, Tideway has released stunning new ... More Information

HS2 launches webinar series to help Britain’s SMEs bid for work on the project

HS2 Ltd has announced a series of webinars, every Wednesday for 6 weeks until Wednesday 14th July, to ensure British businesses benefit from over 400,000 contract opportunities that building ... More Information

Tunnelling News

'Hi-tech' tunnelling machine utilised at landmark Scottish Water project in Glasgow

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been used to complete the installation of a key part of a new trunk water main ... More Information

Construction of parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel halted after underwater discovery

“It's not unheard of, but it's not every time you go out with a TBM (tunnel boring machine),” he said. The discovery pauses tunneling until February ... More Information

US construction firm bags £169M contract for Ohio overflow sewer

The Northside Interceptor Tunnel (NSIT) project is designed to prevent combined sewer overflows from entering the Cuyahoga River during storms. More Information

Drone video shows Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion progress

VDOT officials provided drone footage from June showing the progress on the project. Check out how the work is progressing in the video above... More Information

Go Ahead for 68 Mile Hyperloop Tunnel but "Public Transit" element remains a "Concept"

The Boring Company's planned expansion for the Loop has received approval from the Las Vegas Council. The initial plan for the Vegas Loop was only for 51 stations and 29 miles... More Information

Cleveland's $3B Project Clean Lake Features Large-Scale Storage Tunnels

Designed to reduce pollution in Lake Erie by four billion gallons per year, Project Clean Lake is a 25-year plan being overseen by Cleveland's Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District ... More Information

North-South Corridor: Torrens to Darlington section

The Australian and South Australian governments are delivering the final and most complex section of the North-South Corridor... More Information

HS2 TBMs complete three quarters of Chiltern tunnels

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) delivering the longest tunnels on the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway have passed the three quarters mark. More Information

Main tunnelling at Silvertown Tunnel now complete, photos reveal

It can be revealed that both boreholes of the Silvertown Tunnel are now complete, after a Green politician spotted the tunnel boring machine on the north bank of the Thame... More Information

Breakthrough in evacuation route of Nepal's first tunnel project achieved

The Nagdhunga-Sisnekhola tunnel, the first-ever road tunnel construction project in Nepal, made a major breakthrough in the construction of the ... More Information

Dubai seeks firms for $22bn tunnels project

Dubai Municipality has invited firms to express interest by 11 August in bidding for the contract to provide project management consultancy for deep tunnels and sewage treatment plants ... More Information

Al Fateh Highway tunnel in Bahrain set to open partially

A tunnel is set to partially open to traffic as part of the multi-million dinar revamp of one the major arterial thoroughfares in the heart of the capital. Work of the project is ... More Information

Campaign launched by Shetland Islanders to construct tunnel links

Residents of the Shetland Islands are hoping to push forward plans to construct subsea tunnels to improve transport across the Scottish islands... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel cut and cover sections progress

Work has ramped up on the cut and cover section at the tunnel's south entrance on the Greenwich peninsula, since the arrival of tunnel boring machine. More Information


Tunnel-boring machines (TBMs) have emerged as the safest tunneling method in a context of technological advances in geotechnical engineering, ... More Information

Vizhinjam railway tunnel, third longest tunnel in country, to adopt Austrian tunnelling method

Instead of using the expensive tunnel boring machine (TBM), Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) which is implementing the Vizhinjam ... More Information

Wynn is 'making progress' on underground connection to Convention Center

Wynn Las Vegas announced that the Boring Company's Prufrock-2 tunnel boring machine has surfaced at the resort, completing construction on a ... More Information

HS2 Launches Procurement Process for Automated People Mover

A tunnelling milestone for HS2: the tunnel boring machine Dorothy has broken through on the second bore of the Long Itchington Wood tunnel. Siemens ... More Information

Future of Tunnelling | Four High Speed 2 twin bores progressing well despite challenges

Work on High Speed 2's Euston Tunnel construction might have halted, but the construction of the other twin bore tunnels for the project is ... More Information

Afcons Achieves Another Breakthrough with TBM Sudarshan 8.1 at Begumpul RRTS Station

Afcons Infrastructure reaches a significant milestone with the second tunnel breakthrough of Tunnel Boring Machine S88 in Package 8 of the ... More Information

Skanska completes £1.4bn Los Angeles light rail project

The project consisted of a 1.76km long, 6.4m diameter tunnel excavated using a Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine between Union station and the ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine 'MudHoney' reaches destination in Wallingford

SEATTLE — MudHoney, an 18-foot diameter tunnel boring machine, finished its journey in Seattle from Ballard to Wallingford on Monday... More Information

Longest Victorian road tunnels take shape for North East Link project

The Victorian government says North East Link tunnels are now well ... new 6.5 kilometre road tunnels, with two massive tunnel boring machines to ... More Information

By mid-2024, Mumbai-Pune Expressway will have world's widest tunnels

For the tunnels, controlled blasting has been used instead of tunnel boring machines (TBMs), due to the Austrian blasting method's superior speed ... More Information

New funding secured for research into Morocco-Spain underwater rail tunnel

The Europe-Africa Gibraltar Strait fixed link project would amount to the construction of an underwater tunnel housing a high-speed rail link. More Information

Progress on HS2’s Copthall Green Tunnel as Western portal is complete

Engineers working on the HS2 project are celebrating progress as they have completed the western portal of the Copthall Green Tunnel. Located in Hillingdon, the 880m long tunnel structure ... More Information

How India's first underwater metro tunnel was built in record 66 days

India's first underwater metro tunnel is expected to be opened by December this year. It was built about 30 ... World Record in Road Construction. More Information

Gateway Commission Releases Shortlist for $16B Hudson River Tunnel

The commission has said major construction could start as soon as next year, which would put it on track to complete the new tunnel in 2035 and to ... More Information

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Nordhavn Tunnel, Copenhagen's New Infrastructure Marvel

It is constructed by a joint venture between Besix and MT Højgaard. The Nordhavn Tunnel will extend the existing Nordhavnsvej tunnel, ... More Information

Tunnelling teams sought for priority Toronto subway extension project

17 MAY, 2023 BY NIA KAJASTIE The Ontario government has kicked off the procurement process for the construction of the Yonge North Subway Extension tunnels. The Yonge North Subway ... More Information

Work commences on new 1.4km road tunnel in Copenhagen

A ground breaking ceremony has been held for the Nordhavn Tunnel, a new 1.4km road tunnel in central Copenhagen being constructed by a Besix - MT ... More Information

Toronto is building a massive $380 million tunnel spanning over 3 kilometres

Construction of the Fairbank Silverthorn Storm Trunk Sewer System project surpassed a key milestone on Monday, when a tunnel boring machine was ... More Information

TBM breakthrough on Grand Paris Express Line 16

Work on Lot 2 of Line 16 of Grand Paris Express metro is now 83% complete, following the breakthrough of a tunnel boring machine (TBM) at Sevran... More Information

The Largest Inner City Tunnel In Greece Is Coming

The extension will include a large tunnel, which will be the largest ... The last section of the route (1 km) will be flat road construction and ... More Information

Elon Musk's Boring Company Just Got the Green Light to Expand Its Las Vegas Tunnel Network

Kirkpatrick was also worried about construction around the airport and wanted to make sure the company had obtained the necessary approvals from ... More Information

NYC's $16 Billion Gateway Tunnel Wins Key Access at Hudson Yards

The construction of New York City's new $16.1 billion rail tunnel took a major step forward Tuesday when the commission overseeing ... More Information

India's First Undersea Twin Tunnels

Twin Tunnel Mumbai: More than two years after 35 men and a giant Chinese Tunnel Boring Machine began cutting though complex geological strata, ... More Information

_TBM “Mireille” completes excavation on Line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The breakthrough by TBM "Mireille" completes the first 5.3 kilometres of the tunnel work connecting Chelles with the municipality of Sevran, resulting ... More Information

Elephant & Castle station tunnelling tender launched

Transport for London has kicked off procurement for the tunnelling works ... and civils construction, and stage two involving the station fit-out. More Information