Morgan Sindall team completes 11,000-tonne rail tunnel push
An 11,000 tonne curved concrete box has been pushed under the East Coast Main Line near Peterborough, in what is being hailed as a first for UK engineering. Over nine days between 16th and 24th January 2021 the huge concrete box was pushed under the East Coast Main Line railway.
The prefabricated structure forms a new rail underpass at Werrington, north of Peterborough, to enable slower moving freight trains to dive underneath the passenger route and use an adjacent line northwards.
Video courtesy of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd