MAKING ORDER FROM CHAOS

Contract 201 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) in the UK is described. The site is just north of St Pancras Station and access is a major problem with main lines and the Regent's Canal nearby. Tunnels, bridges and viaducts have to be fitted into a confined space. In the north-west corner of the site, a major steel arch truss bridge has been launched over the Midland Main Line to carry the CTRL and North London Incline. In the north-east corner, the CTRL emerges from the tunnel directly onto a steel truss tube that carries it over the East Coast Main Line. Two bridges carrying lines into St Pancras over the canal and Camley Street have been rebuilt to take higher rail loadings. A new access to a materials handling depot has been rebuilt. Kier-Nuttall is completing two concrete flyovers that will enable the CTRL lines to cross each other without needing points and signals. Realignment of the Incline and York Way will occur during 2005. A bridge called RT13 is being rebuilt to take European rail loading. The geotechnical challenges posed with tunnelling in Contract 103 are outlined.

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    EMAP CONSTRUCT LIMITED

    151 ROSEBERY AVENUE
    LONDON,   United Kingdom  EC1R 4QX
  • Authors:
    • MYLIUS, A
  • Publication Date: 2004-10-21

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 26-7
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 4 2005 12:00AM