The Anonymous Widower

HS2 Reveals Images Of First Landscaped ‘Green Tunnels’ For Bucks And Northants

The title of this post, is the same as this press release from High Speed Two.

This image shows one of the proposed tunnels.

The article explains the design and describes how the tunnels will be built in a factory in Derbyshire and assembled on site.

Off-site concrete construction was used at Custom House station on Crossrail. I wrote about the construction of this station in An Express Station.

The picture shows Custom House station under construction. One of the engineers told me, that the quality of the concrete in the station, is so much better than normal.

January 11, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. I found this excellent and comprehensive article from Construction Enquirer, with a very good video.
    https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/11/30/french-specialist-matiere-to-install-hs2-cut-and-cover-tunnels/
    Basically it says that Matiére will be responsible for the construction of three tunnels. What it doesn’t say and what you can infer from watching the video and looking at the Matiére website is that Stanton, who are going to cast the concrete sections, will gain a lot of intellectual benefit from working with the French company. Sounds like a good trade for both companies.

    Comment by fammorris | January 11, 2022 | Reply


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