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April 16, 2014

MTA awards contracts for East Side Access Manhattan tunnels, caverns

Contractors will line more than 10,000 linear feet of newly excavated tunnels with permanent structural concrete walls, and install complex communications systems in Grand Central Terminal’s future Long Island Rail Road concourse.


July 9, 2013

Tutor Perini receives Amtrak tunnel contract

The project is intended to preserve an underground right-of-way for possible future expansion of rail service via two new tunnels underneath the Hudson River between New Jersey and Penn Station, New York.


March 20, 2013

MTA subway worker trapped in tunnel rescued

A construction worker on the Second Avenue project who was stuck in mud up to his waist in a 75-foot-deep tunnel was freed in a four-hour rescue that involved more than 100 emergency workers. The worker, who was conscious, was taken to a hospital.


May 16, 2012

Sound Transit completes $1.9B Seattle rail tunnel link

There are now twin tunnels running 3.1 miles between downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. The contractor team, JCM U-Link Joint Venture, mined two tunnels about a mile long between the site of the future Capitol Hill Station and downtown Seattle. The project is about halfway complete and scheduled to open in 2016.


April 28, 2011

ABB wins contract for world's largest tunnel project

The company will provide a ventilation system for the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, which will carry trains beneath the Alps via a 35-mile route. In total, the project's network of tunnels, shafts and passages equals 94 miles.


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