Tuesday, 1 August 2017

August Tunnel Progress

The 2km long twin tunnels between Springleaf station and the RTS Facility Building have completed under the T207 project. These are the longest single mainline tunnel drives achieved under the MRT construction since the Circle Line 4 project a decade ago. TBM 2 brokethrough the facility building overnight (Jul 31), while TBM 1 completed the Woodlands bound tunnel on July 9.

Together with the completion of TBM C2 at Springleaf under the T208 project, bored tunnelling works are officially completed under the Civil Team 1 projects. With 4 TBM drives completed in July, 6 TBMs remain between 5XO and Caldecott station under Stage 2 of the line.

Envisaged completion for remaining 6 TBMs under TEL2:
T209 TBM 1/2 - Q4 2017
T211 TBM 1 - Sep 2017
T212 TBM 1 - Q4 2017
T212 TBM 2/3 - Q1 2018

TEL1/2 Tunnel Chart, July 2017
T207: TBM 1 breakthrough at Facility Building on July 9 (Photo: Raju)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Gardens By The Bay - TBM Reassembly

Tunnelling works for the Woodlands bound tunnel has completed from Gardens by the Bay station to the Marina East shaft, where the TBM has U-turned and commenced the second drive back towards the station. RC structure of the station is progressing between the platform and concourse levels.

Completed 700m long Woodlands bound tunnel beneath the Marina Channel

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Marina South - TBM Assembly

The 38th and final TBM for the Thomson stretch of the line has finally been lowered and is being assembled at the launch shaft. The CREG EPBM will drive the 750m Woodlands Bound tunnel towards Marina Bay first. Structure of the station continues to be cast, with installation of rebar ongoing at the roof slab level at the highest point. 

Marina Boulevard has been realigned back for shoring and excavation works to proceed for the interconnecting section between the station and cut and cover tunnel. Realignment of Marina Grove is being prepared for similar works to be carried out at the T228 interface.

Marina South Station