Sweden

Hallandsås Rail Tunnel Extreme Excavating Conditions

The Malmö-Göteborg rail line, one of the country’s arteries for passenger and goods traffic, has been upgraded as a high-speed route, which will reduce travelling time between the two centres by two hours. As the Hallandsås heights could only be crossed with a single-track operation, the two-bore Hallandsås Tunnel is intended to considerably increase the route’s capacity. After an attempt to produce a tunnel by mining means failed, a mechanized drive for this sophisticated tunnel was successfully concluded at the end of 2013.

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