Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gautrain Tunneling Pushes Project Forward

Progress on the Gautrain regional rail project near Johannesburg is moving ahead, as a critical tunnel nears completion.

[W]ith just one press of the button the blast would take down the hewn wall and open up the 15,5km tunnel between Park station and Sandton, making one continuous conduit that has taken three years to construct.

The tunnels came from opposite directions - one was en route from the Shaft E2 site in Rosebank, while the other came from the Park station site.

Gautrain tunnel becomes one
The Star
October 14, 2009