The Anonymous Widower

Open House – TUCA

I went to the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy at Ilford.

It is an impressive place, that trains workers and prospective ones in the skills needed to work underground.

It is actually the first legacy of CrossRail, as they will be needing substantial numbers of workers over the next few years.

September 22, 2012 - Posted by | World | , , ,


  1. […] Ilford station, the one for TUCA, I took the train to Stratford from where I took the DLR to Limehouse station, where I walked […]

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  2. Skills Training . . . some Smart Countries are Waking Up to the Fact : That Skilled Trained People, Beat Cheap Imported Labour {Bringing in lost of False Documentation} . . .

    Certainly an Impressive Place . . . Not only needing to become Skilled in Tunnelling, but being aware of Safety Requirements of Working on Railways.

    More Skills Training like this would be Welcome in GB & Oz.

    Comment by Steam Lover | September 22, 2012 | Reply

    • They will be training workers for Ireland, China and India over the next few years. I don’t think there’s much tunnelling in Oz

      Comment by AnonW | September 23, 2012 | Reply

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  4. […] picture was taken at TUCA yesterday. Is Mine Bigger Than […]

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  5. […] been TUCA or the Tunneling And Underground Construction Academy in Ilford, which I wrote about in Open House – TUCA, after my visit in […]

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  7. […] The planners realised there could be a shortage of workers qualified to work underground, so they built the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy at Ilford, which I wrote about in Open House – TUCA. […]

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  8. […] It looks from my untrained eye to be lined with sprayed concrete. I learned more about the use of sprayed concrete in tunnels, when I visited TUCA in Ilford, during Open House in 2012, which I wrote about in Open House – TUCA. […]

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