Next Sunday, February 19, will begin work on the laying of tunnels on the red line metrotramvia in tel Aviv and gush Dan. Work will start ahead of schedule by 4 months. The tunneling will produce a huge eight of the TBM (tunnel bore complexes). Construction on the underground portion of the project will be held at the cities of Bnei Brak, Ramat Gan and tel Aviv. We are talking about the work area length of about 12 km.
In this regard, the Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz said, «I gave the order to begin massive construction work in the project about two years ago. This was preceded by years of inactivity and delays the start date of construction. To date, work on the construction of metrotramvia in the tel Aviv metropolis in full swing. This project becomes a reality, despite the criticism of many skeptics.»
The Minister of transport and exploration Yisrael Katz will personally launch the first giant complex, which will produce work at a depth of 30 meters under the ground. TPK will be held under the Ayalon highway and continue in the direction of the construction of underground stations red line metrotramvia in tel Aviv — «Arlozorov», «Yehudit», «Shaul and Melech» and «Carlebach».
«Metrotramvia in tel Aviv will radically change the transport map gush Dan» — quoted by Yisrael Katz, the press service of the Ministry of transport.
The length of each of the eight tunnel bore complexes that will work on the project is 115 meters, the diameter of the shield is 7.5 meters, weight — about 900 tons. 20 workers and engineers of the Chinese company GRTG guide the process, inside the complex during its work. The rate of advance of the TBM is about 10 meters per day. Note that the vibration associated with the tunnelling, is not felt on the surface.