UK honours trenchless manufacturer

The UK’s Royal Mail has honoured Herrenknecht with a commemorative stamp for the company’s role in the Crossrail project.

The stamp is part of a collection celebrating British engineering and features an image of one of the eight tunnel boring machines (TBM) used on the project.

Crossrail is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects to build a new railway at depths of up to 40 m under the heart of London.

Tunnelling began in May 2012 and ended in Farringdon in May 2015 with the arrival of a TBM named Victoria.

Over three years, the eight TBMs bored 42 km of 6.2 m diameter tunnels, which weave their way through the city’s underground landscape in close proximity to existing rail alignments, as well as beneath some of the most historic buildings in the city.

For more information visit the Herrenknecht website.

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