The section at the Channel Tunnel end of the route is largely earthworks, and over 1.8M. m 3of material has so far been moved.
'Piling continues for bridges, as does work on retaining walls and cut and cover tunnels, ' says 440 contract manager Jim Connolly.
'The tunnel at Mersham will not only lessen the impact of the new line on the nearby village but provide additional land and a safer environment for the local school.'
Contractor: Balfour Beatty Major Projects.