Monday, 12 December 2016

Northern line Extended - Premier Construction News

Northern line Extended - Premier Construction News
... The extension will lengthen the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line from Kennington to Battersea, with the overall aim to support the regeneration of the Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea areas. It is hoped that around 20,000 homes and 25,000 jobs will be generated over the next 20 years. ... The TBMs will be launched from the Battersea work site where they will take separate routes to construct 5.2 metre diameter tunnels on their way to the shafts at Kennington Park and Kennington Green. The TBMs will run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and as they advance forward, nearly 20,000 pre-cast concrete segments will be built in rings behind them. ... In Kennington, construction is well underway – temporary acoustic enclosures have been erected which significantly reduce noise and dust levels and will enable TfL (Transport for London) to work 24/7 within the enclosures during tunnelling works. TfL has excavated a 25m deep shaft within each of these enclosures in advance of sprayed concrete lining tunnelling starting at the site. ...

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