Gerrards Cross Tunnel Collapse (UK)


Gerrards Cross Tunnel is a 310m long railway tunnel in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, on the Chiltern Main Line. The purpose of the tunnel was to enable a new Tesco supermarket to be built over the railway line.

During construction of the tunnel, it partially collapsed on 30 June 2005. No-one was injured in the accident, although a train heading towards the tunnel when it collapsed had to perform an emergency stop.

Geo-Design were members of a specialist team appointed to investigate the root causes of the collapse of a large span (20m), pre-cast segmental arch-fill structure, some 300m in length over a live railway.

Precast Concrete Segmental Tunnel Collapse – Gerrards Cross

This project was posted in Rail, Tunnels.

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