The article describes the operation of the first of a new range of large road-header excavating machines, the titan, being used in the UK on a site for the tyne and wear rapid transit system at gateshead. The excavation contract consists of the construction of a new station in an open cut operation, and also the construction of running tunnels on either side of the station. The running tunnels are being constructed through coal measures and so equipment must be subject to flameproofing regulations. Examples of pick use rate and excavation rates are given for the german-made machine. Construction methods chosen for the tunnelling project are described as well as the problems that have been met and the ways in which they have been overcome. It is stated that further machines of this type are to be manufactured in the UK. /TRRL/

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-3-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 35-36
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM