4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE on Innovation in TUNNELS: CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, SAFETY & FIRE PROTECTION 2019

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2-alarm fire shuts down Brainerd Road near tunnels

The Chattanooga Fire Department worked a two-alarm fire at 3227 Brainerd Road near the Missionary Ridge tunnels. The fire started in the basement apartment of a mixed use building. It's adjacent to several other buildings of the same nature. 

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New underwater tunnel linking Europe and Asia opens in Turkey

Tunnel across the Bosphorus Strait was finished ahead of schedule and will reduce traffic in infamously congested Istanbul

Construction is complete on a massive underwater tunnel linking Europe and Asia that was built with the advanced technology of the South Korean construction industr...

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Istanbul's Eurasia Tunnel opens Tuesday

The  Eurasia Tunnel, one of Turkey's most visionary mega projects, which will allow automobiles to pass beneath Istanbul's Bosporus Strait, opens Tuesday with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. Work asphalting the Eurasia ...

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Virginia approves Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel expansion

The US state of Virginia has approved a US$4 billion project to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel close to the city of Norfolk.

The state has been looking at designs for the past 20 years to improve traffic flow in the area, according to a report in the Virginian-Pilot newspap...

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Excavation begins on AU$4.3 billion transport tunnel in Sydney

Excavation has begun on a large-scale transport infrastructure project in Sydney.

Tunnelling has begun on two new 9 km twin-tunnels on the new M5 section of WestConnex, which will run roughly parallel to the existing M5 East ...

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Democracy made world’s longest tunnel possible

People travelling through the Gotthard tunnel when it opens on Sunday to scheduled passenger traffic will have direct democracy to thank for their speedier journey.

In 1992, Swiss voters went to the polls and approved a CHF10 billion ($10 billion) construction project, billed as ...

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Wireless Service Launched in Metro Tunnels

Cell service activated in Metro tunnel segments

Metro riders will no longer have to set down their cell phones in the tunnel between Potomac Avenue and Stadium Armory. On Monday, four wireless carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – anno...

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Metro tunnels in Moscow to be built on Spanish technologies

When constructing tunnels of the Third Interchange Circuit of Moscow metro, a so-called “Spanish technology” will be applied at three of its sections, a Deputy Moscow Mayor for urban construction policy, Marat Khusnullin, said on Tuesday.

“Principle of method is about ...

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Shell Bitumen provides product to lighten Luxembourg tunnels

Luxembourg has a history of world-leading roads and tunnels, with one of the highest rates of investment and some of the best maintained, long-lasting roads in Europe. 

For a recent project, Shell Bitumen was selected as the partner to provide the pr...

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Tenders for Helsinki-Tallinn rail tunnel feasibility studies ongoing

The founding partners of the Finnish-Estonian Transport Link Initiative FinEst Link project have launched two consultancy services tenders for the proposed rail tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn.

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Detecting Toxic Gases with Open Path Systems

In February 2015, a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Speedway, Indianapolis saw emergency procedures being initiated after a strong ammonia smell was sensed by 25 workers. The plant was immediately evacuated and a significant emergency response was provided by local Fire Department and haz-mat teams.&...

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Liberty Bridge closed indefinitely because of fire-damaged structural beam

By Andrew Goldstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heat from a fire on the Liberty Bridge caused such significant damage that it could put the heavily traveled structure “at risk for catastrophic failure,” PennDOT officials said Friday.

As a result, the bridge over the ...

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ADB to grant $1.5bn for Bangladesh's dual-gauge railway line

Bangladesh is to receive $1.5bn from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to build a dual-gauge railway line, which will improve access to Myanmar and beyond.

The new Trans-Asia Railway is part of an initiative led by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the ...

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New deal allows Arriva Cross Country to continue services until October 2019

The UK Government has signed an agreement under which the Arriva Cross Country (AXC) franchise will continue to run services until October 2019.

Under the latest deal, AXC will continue to operate services stretching from Aberdeen to Penzance, Bournemouth to Manchester, and fr...

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Train crash at Hoboken station in New Jersey kills one, injures 108

A commuter train has crashed into the reception area of Hoboken station in New Jersey, US, killing one person and injuring 108 others.

The train, which was travelling at a high speed with around 250 passengers, failed to halt on the track and reportedly crashed throu...

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Expolink consortium signs €2.6bn contract for Dubai's Red metro line

The Expolink consortium of Alstom, Acciona and Gulermak has signed a €2.6bn contract with Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to design and build the extension of Red metro line and upgrade the existing route.

Known as Route 2020, the project will involve constructi...

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Rock Rail gains £60m EIB funds for new trains

Rock Rail East Anglia has secured £60m from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance new trains that will improve passenger services in East Anglia on key routes to London, intercity, airports and locally. 

The 28-year EIB loan is guaranteed by the European Fund for Stra...

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Great Western Main Line modernisation to cost an extra £2.1bn, says NAO report

The cost of modernising the UK’s Great Western Main Line (GWML) is currently estimated to be £5.58bn, an increase of £2.1bn since 2013, in addition to delays in electrification of the route by at least 18-36 months, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

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Keeping Europe’s longest railway tunnel safe

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has adopted a multi-faceted approach to achieve the highest possible level of safety in the new 57km Gotthard base tunnel

 

A strong focus on safety was evident right from the start of the huge project to build a new Gotthard ...

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Inside Crossrail: Exploring the tunnels and stations of Europe's biggest engineering project

Europe's biggest infrastructure project, Crossrail – also known as the the Elizabeth line – is now more than 75% complete. Construction workers are continuing to build the stations of the innovative railway that will carry an estimated 200 million passengers a year.

Deli...

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