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What are the different types of cut and cover tunnelling?

What is the difference between an underpass and a tunnel?

  • A longer underpass containing a road, canal or railway is normally called a "tunnel", whether or not it passes under another item of infrastructure. An underpass of any length under a river is also usually called a "tunnel", whatever mode of transport it is for.

What is the bottom up method of tunnel construction?

  • Bottom-up method: A trench is excavated, with ground support as necessary, and the tunnel is constructed in it. The tunnel may be of in situ concrete, precast concrete, precast arches, or corrugated steel arches; in early days brickwork was used. The trench is then carefully back-filled and the surface is reinstated.

What is the difference between subway and underground railway system?

  • In the UK, a pedestrian, cycle or animal tunnel beneath a road or railway is called a subway, while an underground railway system is differently named in different cities, the " Underground " or the " Tube " in London, the " Subway " in Glasgow, and the " Metro " in Newcastle.

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