TBM “Princess Wencheng” has the mission to construct the 1.6km long tunnel for the Kowloon City Section of the project.
The European Union is expected to contribute 40% of the estimated total cost within the framework of the Transeuropean Transport Networks priority project.
It is estimated that by 2035 there will be a considerable reduction in heavy truck traffic across the French-Italian Alps.
The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has launched its own dedicated Tunnelling Awards.
With the new rail link a large portion of freight traffic will be shifted from road to rail and travel time for passengers will be considearbly shortened.