|TEL 1/2 Tunnel Chart, November 2015|
The first Earth Pressure Balance TBM for the Thomson-East Coast Line was lowered down into the Launch Shaft 1 last night. Manufactured by STEC, the EPB machine has commenced assembly works within the launch shaft and will do its first drive along the Reception Tunnel 3 (RT3) towards Mandai Depot. Tunnelling works should commence in January 2016.
Ring progress as of November 16,
S-893 - Changi Bound Tunnel: Ring 58 (9% completed) - Transitioning to main drive & installation of backup gantries
S-894 - Woodlands Bound Tunnel: Ring 11 (2% completed)
|Hoisting of the front shield (Nov 22) - Photo Cr: Ramalingam Rama|