What we are doing
We wrote to you in October to advise you that we would be carrying out excavation works overnight at our West Ruislip site from 8 November to 17 December 2021. However, we now need to extend our works until 29 January 2022 in order to carry out further activities.
We will continue excavation works to prepare the base of the railway tunnels. We will be excavating the earth to prepare the area for the launch of the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) and the creation of the portal area.
The earth excavated from this area will be stored temporarily at the golf course driving range. This stockpiled earth will then be used to landscape the area around the tunnels and the tunnel entrances once the construction works have been completed.
Also, in the TBM storage area we will be building a tent to be used to minimise noise coming from the initial welding works required for the construction of the cutter head.
The area of activity is shown on the link below
We will not be working over the Christmas and New Year period other than security personnel