December 15, 2009 - Tunnel boring machine Lovat RME232 in action in Sochi.
Construction of the road and railway route Adler - Krasnaya Polyana. Tunnel complex #1: tunnel boring machine in action.
The Tunnel system 1 is located near the village of Akhshtyr, which is not far from the city of Sochi, at the 15th km of the road (between the 14.7th the and the 17.2th km) from Adler to Krasnaya Polyana and Olympic facilities. This Tunnel system enables the route to divert from following the course of the river which makes a loop here.
Lengths of the tunnels:
railway tunnel 2523,5 m;
service tunnel 2366,2 m;
traffic tunnel 2296,0 m.
The traffic and railway tunnels are being excavated by means of roadheaders, and the service tunnel is being excavated by means of the Lovat RME 232 SE TBM - diameter 5,6 m.
Its planned to construct the Tunnel system #1 between: 1st quarter of 2009 2nd quarter of 2013.