Massive tunnel drill on route to R'dam

8th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

8 August 2005AMSTERDAM — The massive drill that will be used to make the tunnels for the light-rail connection between Rotterdam and The Hague arrived by boat at Zwijndrecht port on Monday.

8 August 2005

AMSTERDAM — The massive drill that will be used to make the tunnels for the light-rail connection between Rotterdam and The Hague arrived by boat at Zwijndrecht port on Monday.

The vessel will sail the short distance on Tuesday to Schiedam where its 650,000 kilo cargo will be unloaded.

The drill will be split up into its component parts and transported in trucks on the A20 (Hoek van Holland - Gouda) to the St. Franciscus Gasthuis building site. The parts will be moved between 10pm on Tuesday and 5am on Wednesday morning. 

Project manager RandstadRail said on Monday that the trucks would start at Karel Doormanweg and travel via the Vlaardingerdijk, A4, A20, Schieplein and the G.K. van
Hogendorpweg before emerging on the Kleiweg.

RandstadRail said the various parts of the machine would require 12 transports. Obstacles along the route will be temporarily removed to make space for the seven-metre wide shipments.

A spokesperson said the drill should begin cutting the first metres of the tunnel in November.  

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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