After a short consideration of the vital role of transport in urban areas the various types of transport tunnel are described and the merits and problems of using tunnels to carry transport facilities are outlined. Data are given on the cost of constructing road and underground railway tunnels. Ground settlement due to tunnelling and the ventilation of road tunnels are considered. Examples of recent developments in European cities incorporating substantial underground works providing mass-transit, road and car parking facilities are described and an attempt is made to assess the future prospects of transport tunnels. /TRRL/

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    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • O'REILLY, M P
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 12-21
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 23
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1981 12:00AM