France - England

247.9 km
100.0 km
63.8 km
34.0 km
25.2 km
17.8 km
12.0 km
2.8 km
2.1 km
1.0 km

154.0 mi
62.1 mi
39.6 mi
21.1 mi
15.6 mi
11.0 mi
7.5 mi
1.7 mi
1.3 mi
0.6 mi

AsiaSouth Korea
Hong Kong, China
540.6 km
92.2 km
39.2 km
15.1 km

335.7 mi
57.2 mi
24.3 mi
9.4 mi

North AmericaUSA69.7 km43.3 mi
South AmericaBrazil
113.7 km
0.3 km
70.6 mi
0.2 mi
AfricaSouth Africa21.2 km13.2 mi
Total length1'398.7 km868.6 mi

Selected Projects

The new Gotthard rail link

Country: Switzerland

City: Link through the alps between Erstfeld and Bodio

Line: Zurich - Milano

Operating company: Swiss Federal Railways

Length of track construction: 114 km (57 km double line) / 70.7 mi (35.4 mi double line)

Axle load: 25 t (27.5 US t)

Design velocity: 250 km/h (155 mph)

Special feature: The Gotthard base tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world. Track construction takes place from September 2010 to 2015.

Photo: ARGE Fahrbahn Transtec Gotthard / By courtesy of Alp Transit Gotthard AG and ARGE Fahrbahn Transtec Gotthard

Durchmesserlinie Zurich (Cross-city Link)

Country: Switzerland

City: Zurich

Operating company: Swiss Federal Railways / ZVV

Length of track construction: 13 km (8.1 mi)

Axle load: 25 t (27.5 US t)

Special feature: All various LVT support types (Standard, HA, Traffic, S&C) were installed, even LVT standard on floating slabs.

Taiwan - Nangang Extension

Country: Taiwan

City: Taipeh

Operating company: THSRC

Length of track construction: 13.0 km (8.0 mi)

Axle load: 18 t (19.8 US t)

Special feature: The concrete blocks were produced in Taiwan with a direct demoulding machine supplied by Sonneville.

New York - Line 7 Extension

Country: USA

City: New York

Operating company: NYCTA

Length of track construction: 4.8 km (3.0 mi)

Axle load: 19 t (21 US t)

Marmaray Tunnel

Country: Turkey

City: Istanbul

Operating company: TCCD

Length of track construction: 25.2 km (15.5 mi)

Axle load: 25 t (27.5 US t)

Special feature: The Marmaray BC1 tunnel is the deepest immersed tunnel in the world.

Canal Tunnel London

Country: England

City: London

Operating company: Network Rail

Length of track construction: 1.8 km (1.1 mi)

Axle load: 15 t (16.5 US t)

Special feature: The entire tunnel was equipped with LVT HA supports.

Inceon Airport Phase 2

Country: Korea

City: Seoul

Line: Gimpo-Seoul

Operating company: AREX

Length of track construction: 28 km (17.4 mi)

Design velocity: 120 km/h (75 mph)

Special feature: The LVT installation took place from February to July 2009. The contractor worked in three shifts in five divided sections to meet the client's time requirements.

East London Line

Country: England

City: London

Operating company: TfL

Length of track construction: 10 km (6.2 mi)

Axle load: 15 t (16 US t)

Special feature: The LVT system was installed in various environment conditions: in tunnel, at grade, at viaducts/bridges as well as in switches and crossings.

Citytunnel Malmö

Country: Sweden

City: Malmö

Operating company: Banverket

Length of track construction: 12 km (7.5 mi)

Axle load: 19 t (21 US t)

Design velocity: 160 km/h (100 mph)

Special feature: With the installation of the
LVT high attenuation (LVT HA) system, the high requirements on vibration attenuation for this project could be fulfilled.

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