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Requests for Proposals Issued for Ontario Line

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for procurement packages for the Ontario Line subway project. Teams have been shortlisted and invited to bid ... More Information

Fort Wayne’s Deep Rock Tunnel 2021 completion date

Fort Wayne’s Deep Rock Tunnel 2021 completion date

At the beginning of December 2020 the TBM MamaJo, whose name is derived from the three rivers that flow through the Fort Wayne city, reached the 4.82km (3 mile) point of its journey for the ... More Information

RFQ S20221 BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension Program / Tunnel / Trackwork Contract

1. Summary - VTA intends to award a Progressive Design-Build (PDB) contract for the design and construction of all tunnel and trackwork required for this Project. VTA’s intended PDB ... More Information

Work in progress on HRBT Expansion Project

Work in progress on HRBT Expansion Project

Crews continue to prepare for the arrival of the HRBT Expansion Project ‘s TBM and are working on expanding the existing North and South islands to accommodate the new twin tunnels. ... More Information

Peshawar DI-Khan Motorway Approved by KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Government

Peshawar DI-Khan Motorway Approved by KP (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Government

On the 21/12/2020 the Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP)  approved the PC-I document and design of the 364-km motorway that will connect Peshawar with Dera Ismail Khan in Pakistan and ... More Information

TERRATEC MTBM system breaks through in Ahmedabad, India

TERRATEC MTBM system breaks through in Ahmedabad, India

A TERRATEC Micro Tunnel Boring Machine (MTBM) achieved a major milestone on the city Ahmedabad’s new sewage tunnel system in India.  It is the first time, the city has used  the ... More Information

Press release - HS2 shortlists Track Systems and Tunnel and Lineside M&E suppliers

Press release - HS2 shortlists Track Systems and Tunnel and Lineside M&E suppliers

HS2 today shortlisted bidders for its Track Systems and for Tunnel and Lineside Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) systems. The winning organisations will go on to deliver around 280km of ... More Information

Pune Metro update

Pune Metro update

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation is implementing the Pune Metro Rail Project, which has two corridors: one from Vanaz to Ramwadi which is an elevated line and the other from PCMC to ... 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

Press release - New facility to train Victoria's future tunnelling experts

Press release - New facility to train Victoria's future tunnelling experts

Construction of the Victorian Tunnelling Centre (VTC) at Holmesglen Institute in Chadstone in Australia is now finished. The facility will cater for the next generation of construction and ... More Information

TunnelCraft - Tunnelling Specialist Supplier of the year at NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020

TunnelCraft - Tunnelling Specialist Supplier of the year at NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020

Tunnelcraft Ltd has won the award for Specialist Tunnelling Supplier of the Year at the NCE Tunnelling Festival Awards 2020. The judges felt that TunnelCraft showed clear innovation in management ... More Information

No Dig North 2021 - Call for abstracts open

The second annual No-Dig North Show will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The call for abstracts is now open and the deadline is March 1, 2021. Case ... More Information

Registration is now open for the NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show

The NASTT 2021 No-Dig Show - the largest tradeshow and conference solely devoted to the trenchless technology industry -  will be held in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention ... More Information

WeRail presents: Tunnel and metro Fire Protection Webinar Series 2021

WeRail presents: Tunnel and metro Fire Protection Webinar Series 2021

Catastrophic fires in tunnels have resulted in loss of life, significant asset damage and operational interruption. The ignition and spread of fire in rail applications remains one of the most ... More Information

Outline Features of Phase-II of the Chennai Metro Rail Project

The foundation stone for Phase II of Chennai Metro Rail Project – estimated at a cost of Rs.61,843 crores - was laid through video conferencing on 21-11-2020 at Kalaivanar Arangam. ... More Information

The Ceneri Base Tunnel opens

On the 13/12/2020, the 15.4km Ceneri Base Tunnel, between Camorino and Vezia started operating marking the completion of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA)  after 28 years of ... More Information

New breakthroughs on Warsaw M2 line

New breakthroughs on Warsaw M2 line

Eastern Section - At the beginning of December TBM Anna after 1296 m and 858 rings installed as part of the left tunnel behind Kondratowicza C20 broke through to the C19 Zacisze ... More Information

Swinoujscie TBM assembly begins

Swinoujscie TBM assembly begins

The assembly process of the 98 piece Slurry-TBM (101 m long,  2740 t weight and 13.5 m diameter)  has begun. This TBM will bore the road tunnel under the Swina river, connecting the ... More Information

Press Release - HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines arrive in the UK

Press Release - HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines arrive in the UK

HS2’s first two giant Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) have arrived in the UK and will be ready to start work on the UK’s largest infrastructure project early next year. The two ... More Information

MineArc New product - A tunnelling refuge chamber that can sit on an incline.

MineArc New product - A tunnelling refuge chamber  that can sit on an incline.

MineArc took their most popular TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber and brought it to new heights.   What makes this refuge chamber unique is its ability to continue to operate on an ... More Information

Updates on the Purple Line Extension in Los Angeles

At the end of November 2020 the tunnelling averages for the Purple Line (Line D) Extension were Section 1: 94.4% complete and Section 2: 2.9 % complete.  Section 1  The twin TBMs ... More Information

TBM Millie Relaunched in Melbourne

On St Barbara's day the 4th December a blessing ceremony was held at the Anzac Station site in Melbourne Australia for TBM Millie and all her personnel, to wish them a safe journey to the Town Hall ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop Works EOI for Early Works

Suburban Rail Loop Works EOI for Early Works

The Andrews Labor Government has opened Expressions of Interest for the biggest ever Initial and Early Works package on an infrastructure project in Australian history.   Minister for ... More Information

Grand Paris Express - New breakthrough on Line 15 South

Grand Paris Express  - New breakthrough on Line 15 South

After 3.4 km of excavation, the Amandine TBM arrived at Villejuif Louis-Aragon. The TBM began tunnelling in April 2019, it broke through at the underground enclosure of the future railway station ... More Information

New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

New Berlin U5-Bahn line opened

The new U5 underground railway line in Berlin has now been opened. The Lückenschluss U5 (U5 Gap Closure) has been successfully completed after approximately 8 years of construction ... More Information

TBM Annie begins tunnelling for Tideway

TBM Annie begins tunnelling for Tideway

ON 04/12/2020 the TBM Annie which is 6.4 m wide, 100m long and 960t in weight - began driving the 4.5km connection tunnel between Greenwich Pumping Station and the main super sewer at Chambers ... More Information

Winners of the ITA tunnelling awards 2020

The winners of the ITA tunnelling awards 2020 are :- MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR (OVER €500M) John Holland CPB Ghella Joint Venture Tunnelling and Station Excavation Works for the Sydney ... More Information

Strata Worldwide announces the appointment of Mike Rispin to lead Strata Tunnelling

Strata Worldwide announces the appointment of  Mike Rispin to lead Strata Tunnelling

Strata Worldwide is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Rispin to lead the launch of Strata’s new global division, Strata Tunneling. Mike brings over 36 years of ... More Information

TBM Gaia’s Shield lifted out of excavation shaft

TBM Gaia’s Shield lifted out of excavation shaft

On December 2nd  the shield for the TBM Gaia weighing 150 tons and 11 m in diameter was lifted out of the receiving shaft of the Rijnland Route. The rest of the TBM will be dismantled ... More Information

Central section of London’s super sewer complete as TBM breaks into shaft in Bermondsey

Central section of London’s super sewer complete as TBM breaks into shaft in Bermondsey

TBM Ursula has officially broken into the shaft at Bermondsey finishing her 7.6km journey from Battersea to Bermondsey and completing the central section of the Tideway in London, delivered by a ... More Information

San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency Investment into future water supplies

San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency Investment into future water supplies

In November the SGPWA (San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency) Board voted unanimously to support the Delta Conveyance Project (DCP) in California, approving a minimum 1.22% participation level in the DCP ... More Information

TERRATEC TBMs breakthrough on Pune Metro

TERRATEC TBMs breakthrough on Pune Metro

Gulermak-TATA Projects JV celebrates the breakthrough of TBM tunnelling on the underground works on Line 1 of the Pune Metro, in India. In early-November, TERRATEC joined officials from ... 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

Government gives green light to A303 Stonehenge improvement

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given the formal green light by granting a Development Consent Order for work to start on the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down (Stonehenge) ... More Information

Press release - Barge number 238 delivers final concrete segment rings to Tideway’s Kirtling Street

The 238th and final barge delivering concrete segment rings used to line the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel has arrived at Tideway’s Kirtling Street site. Each barge ... More Information

4-day HS2 Ltd virtual event for contract opportunities begins

HS2 Ltd, the company delivering Britain’s new high speed railway, kicked off a four-day event yesterday that will showcase many of the EUR13.49 bn (GBP12bn) worth of contract opportunities. ... More Information

Tunnelling News

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

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information

Tunneling works for key Davao bypass road seen completed this year

The Davao City Bypass Construction Project is among the 14 foreign-assisted infrastructure projects approved by the National Economic Development ... More Information

Hamptons Subway Cuts Ribbon on New Foxwoods Tunnel

Hamptons Subway, with U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, cut the ribbon to begin construction of the new tunnel from Sag Harbor to ... More Information

_TBM quartet tackles differing geology on twin bore tunnel under London

All four tunnel boring machines are now working on HS2's Northholt tunnel, which is divided into two geologically differing sections. More Information

CRCHI video

New CRCHI video for world leading underground equipment - Technology innovates the world... More Information

Deer Creek update

Exciting update from the Deer Creek project team! The Wasatch Worm is almost in the ground and will be ready to start tunneling this week. Over the next few months, it will be devouring a ... More Information

Stonehenge tunnel: Underground cabling installed, while other enabling works paused

The scheme, which involves the construction of a new 12.8km two-lane dual carriageway with a 3.2km tunnel under the Unesco World Heritage Site, was ... More Information

Nepal's first transport tunnel being built with Japanese assistance

Nepal and Japan signed the contract for construction of the tunnel on September 23, 2019, while the commencement started on November 14, 2019. More ... More Information

Cowi selected as technical advisor on world's first ever ship tunnel proposed in Norway

Construction is currently estimated to begin next year. The objective of the Stad Ship Tunnel project is to improve the navigability and safety of ... More Information

How Arnold Dix became a Himalayan hero after rescuing 41 workers from Indian tunnel collapse

Arnold Dix slid his hand into a gap in the rock at the entrance to a tunnel where 41 men were trapped alive, put his back against the cold stone and listened, and felt, and listened some ... More Information

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