The Anonymous Widower

The Cost Of Tunnelling

I, like probably many others, have often thought that parts of city infrastructure can be improved by the odd strategic pedestrian tunnel or perhaps an inclined one for some escalators. Underground stations, like Oxford Circus and Highbury and Islington are stations, that could probably be improved in this way.

But an interesting insight into the cost of these connections is given in this article in Construction Enquirer about the contract for a pedestrian tunnel to connect Crossrail to the Bakerloo line at Paddington station. Here’s the start of the article.

London Underground has shortlisted three bid teams for a £55m underground tunnel link at Paddington Station.

The 100m long passenger tunnel will link the new Crossrail station to the London Underground Bakerloo Line station at Paddington.

So this hundred metre tunnel is not cheap.

January 3, 2014 - Posted by | Transport, World | ,

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