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UK’s largest tunnel cutting head lowered into its London shaft
UK’s largest tunnel cutting head lowered into its London shaft

UK’s largest tunnel cutting head lowered into its London shaft

The largest tunnel boring machine cutting head has been lowered into the space prepared for it to start digging the Silvertown road tunnel in East London.

Aug
02
Thames Tideway tunnels open day
Thames Tideway tunnels open day

Thames Tideway tunnels open day

The "super sewer" tunnel boring machines that will be digging under the Thames will be on show at a public open day in a couple of weeks time.

May
01
2018
Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London
Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Another tunnel boring machine prepares to dive under London

Tideway, the company building the super sewer under the Thames, has recently completed a key milestone with the excavation of its first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) launch shaft.

Jan
22
2018
See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster
See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

See Tunnel Engineering on Display in Westminster

A short walk from Big Ben is a large exhibition about the tunnels under London, and -- much more importantly -- a working tunnel boring machine, made from Lego.

May
19
2017
Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon
Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon

Northern line extension to Battersea tunneling to start soon

Tunneling for the Northern line extension is due to start in March, it has been announced.

Jan
20
2017
Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?
Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?

Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the Tunnel Boring Machine?

The quick answer is no -- not as we know them today -- but the longer answer is sort of, maybe.

Mar
01
2016