Huge TBM launched on UK’s HS2 project

By Mike Hayes14 May 2021

The largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) ever used on a UK rail project, has been launched as part of the first phase of construction on the HS2.

The 170m-long machine, dubbed Florence, is the first of ten TBMs that will dig a total of 103km of tunnels for phase one of the high-speed rail network, the most expensive infrastructure project in Europe.

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