HC Deb 01 November 1994 vol 248 cc1039-40W
Mr. Raynsford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which(a) current and (b) planned transport schemes, and at which locations, the new Austrian tunnelling method may be used (i) currently and (ii) in the future.

Mr. Watts

[holding answer 28 October 1994]The information is as follows:

(a) Current transport schemes

Two sections of the Jubilee Line Extension, at Jubilee gardens and London Bridge Station, are currently being constructed using the new austrian tunnelling method, although this work is currently suspended pending further information on the Heathrow collapse.

(b) Planned transport schemes

Plans for the crossrail project include the use of NATM techniques for station tunnels at platform levels at Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon and Liverpool Street stations and at part of Paddington station. One additional section of the JLE using NATM is planned between London Bridge and Waterloo.