London's Super Tunnel


Season 2 Episode 2

Expired 4.0 9 x
Engineers are constructing and fitting out a new station at Paddington, erecting a 230 metre long great glass canopy to soar above the structure, and plugging directly into Brunel's original grade one-listed station - a nerve wracking feat. At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world’s busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove enormous props that hold apart the station walls, as conv...

Season 2 Episode 1

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London's Super Tunnel follows more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling up with traffic as they race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city - Crossrail, London's new underground - in time for the first trains to start running. Costing 15 billion pounds, it's the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller is an engineer who is more at home constructing space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral....
Episodes 2017

S1 Ep3 - Platforms And Plague Pits

Expired 3.0 4 x
Building the UK’s newest underground railway is a big job: it’s big money, big trains – and it needs big stations. In this final part of the three-part series, engineers must put together the giant jigsaw that will become a cathedral-sized station at Canary Wharf. It’s so big, they have to build it in a dock and underwater. Its architect-designed roof is so complicated it comes in a kit of over 2500 pieces. As engineers carve out the underground caverns that will become the new stations, they h...

S1 Ep2 - Tunnels Under The Thames

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In this second instalment of the three-part series, the engineers building London’s brand new underground railway, “Crossrail” must take on a Great British obsession - building train tunnels under water. Linda Miller, an American engineer more used to building space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral, finds rebuilding a Victorian tunnel under the Royal Docks in London’s east end more complicated than originally thought. A British tunnelling dynasty - the Berminghams - follow in the footsteps o...

S1 Ep1 - Urban Heart Surgery

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Building a brand new underground railway is never easy, but building one underneath the streets of one of the world’s biggest and busiest cities is especially tough. The engineers building London’s new underground “Crossrail” have to make sure that listed buildings don’t crack, the tubes keep running, the City stays in business and that a consignment of priceless vintage cars does not fall down a grout shaft in Mayfair. Most dramatically, they must drive one of their gigantic 1000-tonne tunne...