UK’s en­gi­neers un­der pres­sure

Balonne Beacon - - LIFE -

Lon­don’s Su­per Tun­nel, SBS, Mon­day at 8.35pm

THIS doc­u­men­tary se­ries fol­lows more than 10,000 en­gi­neers and con­struc­tion work­ers as they race to com­plete a new rail­way di­rectly un­der­neath the city – Cross­rail, Lon­don’s new un­der­ground – in time for the first trains to start run­ning.

Cost­ing 15 bil­lion pounds, it’s the big­gest engi­neer­ing project in Europe.

Linda Miller (pic­tured), an en­gi­neer more at home con­struct­ing space launch com­plexes at Cape Canaveral, must build what will be­come Bri­tain’s busiest sta­tion – Far­ring­don – an un­der­ground struc­ture longer than the Shard sky­scraper is tall. Linda and her team must bat­tle an­cient fault lines, race to build emer­gency ac­cess tun­nels to al­le­vi­ate pres­sure on a con­gested con­struc­tion site and piece to­gether a gi­ant geo­met­ric jig­saw.

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