RHINE-RUHR METRO - CASE STUDY NO 2. HERNE CITY RAILWAY. CONTRACT 5

The Herne city railway, which is to form a link in the Rhine-Ruhr metro system, consists of a single line beneath the city centre connecting Recklinghausen and Bochum. The line is divided into eight sections, one of which, the 660 M long section no 5, is described in this study. The cut and cover excavation method was used with bored pile retaining walls. The geological conditions consisted of 1-2 M of alluvial fill below street level with weathered marl beneath. The water table at 5 M below ground level was lowered below formation level by sinking wells and installing pumping equipment. The floor slab and walls were concreted in one operation to prevent water inclusion using a 60 tonne mobile formwork rig. The article describes construction stages and equipment used.

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    Morgan-Grampian Limited

    30 Calderwood Street
    London SE18 6QH,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hunt, M
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM