GERMAN RAILWAY TUNNELLING ON THE GRAND SCALE

With 62 double track railway tunnels on the 327km-long high speed railway line now under construction from Hannover to Wurzburg in West Germany, contractors there are currently having a field day. Many of the jobs are being done by joint ventures and many have a Austrian contractor or consulting engineer amongst the participants. A relatively straight line is needed to cope with the high speeds, up to 250m/h, giving rise to the large amount of civil engineering required in the construction. Approximately one third of the route, 118km, is to be in tunnels varying in length from only 250m 11km, another third will be on viaducts or bridges, and only the remaining third on the ground level.

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    Morgan-Grampian (Construction Press) Limited

    Morgan-Grampian House, 30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Martin, David
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

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  • Accession Number: 00399738
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM