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Fun facts about London's boring machine and the new extension

The tunnel boring machine works on the Northern Line Extension

  • November 09, 2017 12:09
  • Author Stanimira Lukanova
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Source: Cityam

There are some interesting facts one might not be familiar with about the machine working on the Northern Line Extension.

Fact 1: It will take passengers super quickly to the city center. The trip will take no longer that 15 minutes.

Fact 2: The economy will benefit: the new line will provide jobs and improve the area of South London.

Fact 3: The two boring machines' names are Amy and Helen. Rooted deeply in tradition, it is normal now to name the machines so they start working. The names of Amy Johnson and Helen Sharman are worth checking.

Fact 4: The massive quantities of earth that are dug by the machine will be used in farming 

Fact 5: These are the first extension works since the 1990s. The expected year of completion is 2020.

 

Source: www.london.gov.uk



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