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
9
Geology
23
Control and construction surveys
51
Initial access developments
79
Construction logistics
117
Power system
133
Signalling and train control
149
ROGER FORD
176
Passengervehicle shuttle fleet
191
Tunnel services
211
Fire detection and suppression
239
Terminal design and construction
255
Operating the tunnel
291
Conclusion
313
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