The high cost of tunnelling must be weighed against surface or elevated construction when a city embarks on a metro project. As the cost of tunnelling is a direct function of the rate of advance, it is of paramount importance that the method selected is properly suited to the ground through which the tunnel is to be built. The final choice can only be made after other factors such as surface disruption are built into the equation, but today's fast tunnelling methods are competitive with cut-and-cover in dense urban areas.

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    IPC Transport Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quandrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Haswell, C K
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Accession Number: 00382311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM