The Anonymous Widower

Another Ambitious Tunnel

This article on Global Rail News is entitled Study Finds C$1.7bn Undersea Rail Tunnel The Most Attractive Option For Labrador-Newfoundland Link.

The article cites innovations in tunnel technology is one of the reasons, that this tunnel is now possible at an affordable cost.

The study also proposed that the single rail tunnel, uses this operational method.

Travelling at up to 100km/h, the train would take 20 minutes to cross the strait. It would operate 12 hours a day, seven days a week, carrying a maximum of around 130 vehicles.

They indicate because of low traffic levels, this would handle traffic for over forty years.

Tunnel builders will increasingly get more ambitious and we’ll see more plans for tunnels in the future.


April 16, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , , ,


  1. completely unrelated … but I know you have talked about the hall farm curve before…

    on the skyscrapercity forum

    someone uploaded a passage from the Waltham Forest Lea Bridge & Leyton Vision Consultation and it says

    6. Hall Farm Curve
    The Council has a long-term aspiration to provide direct rail services from the north of the borough to Stratford. Recent feasibility work suggests that this could be challenging due to a lack of network and platform capacity at Stratford.

    they clearly haven’t read your ideas

    Comment by PJS | April 16, 2018 | Reply

  2. Using the loop under Eastfield is the solution. I’ve seen comments from drivers, who have used it in the past.

    Comment by AnonW | April 16, 2018 | Reply

    • May I humbly suggest that you enlighten the powers to be!

      Comment by PJS | April 16, 2018 | Reply

      • I suspect they know, as they used to run Stansted Expresses to Stratford on that loop. But they probably need the third track between Meridian Water and Stratford to increase capacity.

        Comment by AnonW | April 16, 2018

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