PLANNING AND DESIGN OF TUNNELS FOR THE JUBILEE LINE EXTENSION, LONDON

The extension to the London Underground Jubilee Line from Green Park to Stratford is one of the major infrastructure projects currently under construction in the United Kingdom. The tunnelling contracts represent some 30% of the 1.8 billion pound total cost of the project. This paper concentrates on the planning and design concepts and the proposed practice. It includes a brief history of the project, the project management and procurement strategies adopted and the planning and parliamentary processes undertaken. It also describes aspects of the detailed design of the tunnels and their assumed construction methods together with the current status of construction, including contractors' alternative designs and proposed methods. The tunnel was bored through London Clay, Woolwich and Reading Beds, and Thanet Beds. The shallower works at stations and shafts are bored through made ground and Thames Gravels. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 866966.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-67

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  • Accession Number: 00671146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jan 24 1995 12:00AM