Russia

Transport Tunnels in Sochi

For the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014 the road and rail network between Adler Airport on the Black Sea coast and the Krasnaya Polyana winter sports region in the Caucasus some 50 km away is being developed. This entails building 6 rail and 3 road tunnels each with service tunnels with a total length of almost 30 km.

Towards this end the T3 tunnel system embarked on at the beginning of 2009 embraces a 3,117 m long motorway tunnel and a 4,651 m long rail tunnel with a 5.8 km long service tunnel. The motorway tunnel was broken through on February 15, 2012 and the rail tunnel shortly prior to...

Related articles:

Issue 04/2011 Russia

Double Shield sees the Light in Sochi

In early March 2011, a 6.2 m (20.3 ft) diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM crossed the finish line in Sochi, Russia. The machine completed a 4.5 km (2.8 mi) long section of tunnel that will ultimately...

more
Issue 03/2015 Germany

New Wendlingen–Ulm Rail Route on the Alb Plateau forging ahead

The Deutsche Bahn AG awarded the contract for the Merklingen-Hohenstadt route section of the new Wendlingen-Ulm rail route on the Alb Plateau to a JV comprising the contractors Leonhardt Weiss,...

more
Issue 02/2017 Italy

Europe’s largest TBM is excavating the Santa Lucia Tunnel

Assembled in Schwanau, with a diameter of 15.87 m the tunnel boring machine for the Santa Lucia road tunnel is an impressive sight. In the next three years the 4800 tonne drilling giant will build a...

more
Issue 06/2013 Austria

Arlberg Tunnel: 37 new Escapeways

At the end of 2010 the ÖBB recommissioned the 10 km long rail tunnel with 2 tracks after completing 8 evacuation and rescue ways leading to the parallel running Arlberg road tunnel The costs involved...

more
Issue 03/2010 Germany

The Hirschhagen Tunnel approved

The plan approval decision for the construction section from Helsa-East to Hessisch Lichtenau-West of the A44 motorway also marks work starting on the 4.1 km long Hirschhagen Tunnel, the longest on...

more