Technical specifications

Scope of work

  • Construction of two tunnels
    Length: 2,456 m (2 x 1,228 m)
    Internal diameter: 7.30 m
  • Structural modification of the existing accesses
  • Construction of a passageway under the main railway station
  • 3 emergency exits
  • 2 cross-passages

Construction method

  • TBM tunnelling using a Mixshield (slurry shield)
    Shield diameter: 8.27 m

Geology
Sand

General data

Project
Antwerp North-South Link (ASDAM)
single-track railway tunnel

Client
NMBS CCE Strategie Ontwikkeling (Belgian Railway)
represented by: TUC RAIL NV, Brussels, Belgium

Contractor
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
in a joint venture

Construction period
May 2001 to March 2005

Construction costs
€ 81 million

Utilisation
Infrastructure
Type
Railway tunnel, single-track
Length
2,456 m (2 * 1,228 m)
Construction Method
TBM tunneling using a Mixshield (slurry shield)
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