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JCB Loadalls, Cat skid steers and Liebherr special tunnelling excavators working
on modifying the dimensions of the Connaught Tunnel to accommodate the Crossrail trains.

JCB Loadalls, Cat skid steers and Liebherr special tunnelling excavators working

Major Works Carried Out To
Victorian Rail Tunnel

  • 13 million litres of water drained from Royal Victoria Dock to allow Crossrail to access Connaught Tunnel from above
  • Hole drilled in top of the tunnel to allow work to continue

A Brokk 160 remote controlled demolition unit is used to remove Victorian brickwork during the tunnel renovation.  On this part of the project there are three Brokk units on hire, with operators , from J F Hunt Concrete Cutting DivisionA Victorian rail tunnel beneath the Royal Docks in east London has been exposed to the light of day for the first time in 135 years as part of works to prepare for the arrival of Crossrail trains in 2018.

A Brokk 160 remote controlled demolition unit is used to remove Victorian brickwork during the tunnel renovation. On this part of the project there are three Brokk units on hire, with operators , from J F Hunt Concrete Cutting Division

A hole has been drilled in the exposed crown of the Connaught Tunnel, which runs beneath the Royal Victoria Dock, following work to drain 13 million litres of water from a section of the docks that lie above.

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