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Farnworth – Re-boring a Grade II Listed 19th Century Rail Tunnel

27th April 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Eoin Murphy will present and answer questions about this fascinating railway civil engineering project, which re-bored the original Victorian tunnel, increasing its diameter and allowing electrification of the railway line between Manchester and Preston. Keeping the adjacent lines open for passenger traffic and passing only metres beneath a main road, this is a dramatic example of innovation at work in the technically challenging rail sector.


Institution of Civil Engineers
Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George Street, Westminster
London, England SW1P 3AA United Kingdom
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Entry Requirements
FREE but booking required
Eoin Murphy, OTB Engineering