Tunnel development contract awarded for Lyon Turin Rail project

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Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin (TELT) in France has awarded the contract for works package 2 for the Lyon–Turin rail line project to Vinci Construction.

The work package includes the construction of the 57.5 km tunnel that will connect Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (France) and Susa (Italy). The works involve digging 25 km of the tunnel using three tunnel boring machines and 21 km of the tunnel using conventional methods as well as creating 71 safety tunnels and several galleries.

The construction works are expected to last five years. The contract is valued at EUR1.43 billion (US$1.68 billion).

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