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HS2 Ltd provides update on Chiltern Tunnel development

HS2 Ltd announced (30-Jul-2020) the Align JV has completed the development of a 17m headwall and ground reinforcement works at the proposed Chiltern tunnel. Align JV, a joint venture consisting of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick, completed a seven-month project to excavate approximately 160,000 cubic metres of material to create a level surface from which the two tunnel boring machines (TBM) will launch in early 2021. As previously reported by the Centre for Rail, HS2 Ltd will take delivery of two TBMs from Herrenknecht by the end of 2020. [more - original PR]

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