Queen Street Tunnel refurbishment

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Queen Street Tunnel refurbishment

Postby RapidAssistant » Thu May 05, 2016 12:00 pm

Interesting video link as to how the tunnel works are going on, and what's happening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c8hA7A ... e=youtu.be

If you are a commuter caught up in all the diversions it probably isn't much fun, but will be interesting to see if they make the August deadline!
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Re: Queen Street Tunnel refurbishment

Postby 8cats » Sat May 07, 2016 7:48 pm

I'm guessing they might be under a tiny bit of pressure to get it sorted for the Edinburgh Fringe in August :)
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Re: Queen Street Tunnel refurbishment

Postby tobester » Thu May 12, 2016 10:08 am

At present theyre on time.

Tunnel trackbed dropped, starting building new platforms for platform 1, and other ones being dug up
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Re: Queen Street Tunnel refurbishment

Postby RapidAssistant » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:53 pm

tobester wrote:At present theyre on time.

Tunnel trackbed dropped, starting building new platforms for platform 1, and other ones being dug up


I queried the dropping of the trackbed on Twitter, and apparently they aren't actually dropping it at all - because they are using a conductor bar system instead of wires inside the tunnel they don't need to actually drop the elevation of the track - it's all about replacing the slab and the rails.

Which is surprising because I thought the whole thing was to do with putting the electrics in.
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