Contracts are let and construction will begin on 2 July for section two of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link - the £3.3bn route into London St Pancras. At the same time civils construction of the £1.9bn section one from the Channel to Ebbsfleet will be nearing completion.
Civil engineering expertise in railway infrastructure construction will be on show for the world to see.
To celebrate the challenges already met and those about to be faced New Civil Engineer magazine, CTRL developer Union Railways and designer and project manager Rail Link Engineering are combining forces to provide the definitive story of the link so far.
The supplement will: explain how the London tunnels are to be built through clay, waterlogged strata and soft ground report on the big dig for the Stratford station box unravel the complexities of the work required at St Pancras feature design and construction of the Thames tunnel, the viaducts across the Rainham marshes and Ebbsfleet station.
Section one will feature strongly with reports on all the contracts and a look at tracklaying and the electrical engineering needed to create the final railway.
The Channel Tunnel Rail Link supplement will be a showcase for civil engineering railway expertise. If you are working on the link or expect to be involved you need to make sure you are in it.