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SPT Subway Tunnel Lining Improvements, Glasgow

  • Lecture
  • Glasgow
  • 09 October 2018
  • 18:00 - 19:30
SPT Subway Tunnel Lining Improvements, Glasgow

About this event

Join COWI’s Chris Phillips for an examination of the geotechnical challenges involved in the tunnel-lining improvement works including the lining defects addressed and innovative techniques used.

The £288M Strathclyde Partnership for Transport modernisation programme includes significant improvement works across the subway network including station refurbishment, signalling and control centre upgrades, drainage works and tunnel lining improvements.

Glasgow’s subway is the third oldest underground railway in the world after London and Budapest. Its biggest modernisation programme in more than 30 years saw 150 people deployed to modernise and strengthen the 120-year-old Victorian tunnels, while the city slept. In an impressive logistical feat, engineers cleaned and inspected some 14600m of tunnel and 14000 metre of track bed and drainage channel, repairing some 2800m2 of tunnel and carrying out 3000m3 of grouting work over a two-year period.

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start. For further information, please contact [email protected].


Chris Phillips

Chris is a Chartered Civil Engineer and works as a Project Director for COWI UK Limited. His career has been spent in consulting engineering, the majority of which has involved underground structures on design and build projects. Chris has led the technical delivery on many tunnel lining improvement schemes including rail, road and water tunnels. He is currently managing design delivery on major tunnelling projects for COWI.

Event venue

Teacher Building
14 St. Enoch Square
Glasgow G1 4DB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Lynn Dow

e: [email protected]