Engineering the Channel Tunnel

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Colin Kirkland
CRC Press, Jul 27, 1995 - Architecture - 344 pages
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The Channel Tunnel may be the greatest engineering project in Europe this century. This book describes the tremendous engineering achievement of the construction of the tunnel. Written by twenty of the key engineers involved, it provides a fascinating, informative and inspiring account of the project for both engineering professionals and general readers.
  

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Contents

Rolling stock
3
Geology
21
Control and construction surveys
51
Tunnelling
59
Initial access developments
89
Construction logistics
117
Railway design
129
Signalling and train control
149
Locomotives
175
Passengervehicle shuttle fleet
191
Tunnel services
211
Fire detection and suppression
231
Service tunnel and vehicles
247
Terminal traffic management
271
Operating the tunnel
291
Conclusion
313

Terminal and tunnel trackwork
157

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