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Ejpovice Tunnel in Czech Republic: TBM Victoria sinks her Teeth in

The first metres of the more than four-kilometre-long Ejpovice tunnel have been driven by the team headed by Metrostav’s Štefan Ivor today. The largest TBM tunnel-boring machine in the Czech Republic, named Victoria, with a head diameter of almost 10 metres, has sunk her teeth into the shale on Homolka Hill near Kyšice, to appear once again near Potoční Street in Pilsen – Doubravka in about ten months. Afterwards, it will return to the starting point, where it will begin the construction of the second (northern) tunnel tube of these underground works, which should be completed in 2017.


Metrostav: Special Tunneling Machine Victoria ready to set to Work in Czech Republic

In observance of a time-honored tradition, a statue of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of all miners, has been placed in the portal of a new tunnel that will be bored in Ejpovice, Czech Republic. Attended by top executives from the Railway Infrastructure Administration and the Metrostav and Subterra corporations, the ceremony also included the christening of a special, more than 110-meter long TBM S-799 tunnel boring machine, before it begins cutting through the Homolka and Chlum hills to bore the two longest tunnels in the Czech Republic. Each will measure more than four kilometers in length.


Reconstruction of Czech Rokycany-Pilsen Railway Line: Information Center opened

A new Information Center was opened in the Pilsen Ejpovice Industrial Park, located between the municipalities of Kyšice and Dýšina, to provide information on the progress of the reconstruction of the railway line connecting the cities of Rokycany and Pilsen as well as various other important facts about the project. The facility was opened by the contractor, the Metrostav, Subterra, and MTÚ Rokycany – Pilsen Consortium, in the presence of representatives of the investor (Railway Infrastructure Administration), local government officials, and other guests.


Metrostav: TBM for Ejpovice Tunnel arrived on the Elbe River

After a 1,400 km and 14-day voyage, the main and most important parts of a new tunnel-boring machine arrived at the North Bohemian port of Lovosice. This tunnel-boring machine, the cutting head of which has a diameter of almost 10 metres, will be used by Metrostav to drive the longest Czech railway tunnel, the Ejpovice Tunnel on the line from Rokycany to Pilsen. It will be the first time that this modern technology, the priority of which is safety and minimising disruption to the surface above, will be used in the construction of tunnels for the Railway Infrastructure Administration (SŽDC).

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