GOMACO equipment is the contractor's choice for concrete paving on tunnel and rail projects throughout the world. GOMACO is a manufacturer of concrete slipform pavers, placer/spreaders, trimmers/placers, texture/cure machines, curb and gutter machines, Spanit® work bridges, and more.
Projects in tunnels include paving track beds, emergency walkways, slotted drain, “U” channel, and other profiles.
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A Commander III, equipped with a 3D guidance system, was used to slipform the floor and two evacuation walkways in the tunnel of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project connecting London, England, to Europe.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 33.1.
A Commander III slipforms the roadway out of the Rittou Tunnel on the Meishin Highway Road in Japan.
The Perthus Tunnel is the link between Perpignan in France and Figueras in Spain, in the French/Spanish border town of Perthus. Two 28.5 ft. (8.7 m) diameter tunnels, each 5.2 miles (8.4 km) long, are part of the overall link connecting the two countries. The project was paved with a GOMACO Commander III.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 37.1.
Slotted drain in the Perthus Tunnel between France and Spain is being slipformed by a four-track Commander III.
A Commander III was used to slipform busways for the city of West Edinburgh, Scotland. The special profile is for the city’s buses, which have steering mechanisms on the wheels that sense off the curbs for automatic steering capabilities.
A GOMACO Commander III slipforms inside one of two 4.3 mile (7 km) long tunnels that are part of the Finne Tunnel project between Leipzig and Erfurt, Germany.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 39.2.
The Commander III on the Perthus Tunnel was equipped with a Leica 3D guidance system, which eliminated the need for stringline in the tunnel’s tight paving conditions.
Two GOMACO pavers slipform a highway inside the Ayabe Road Tunnel in Kyota, Japan.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 36.3.
The GOMACO finishing system used in a tunnel that connects France and England included a modified C-450 cylinder finisher, a texturing machine coupled with a walkway machine into one unit, and a rail pick-up machine.
Both of the side walls in the Botlekspoor Tunnel were slipformed over steel reinforcing with a four-track Commander III.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 30.2.
This contractor is slipforming parapet tunnel wall with their new Commander III in Perth, Western Australia. The wall is 38 inches (965 mm) tall and slipformed against a no-fines concrete base.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 28.2.
British Columbia, Canada
The GOMACO C-450 was used in this railroad tunnel in British Columbia, Canada, to complete 5.2 miles (8.4 km) of concrete base, which was 17 ft. (5.81 m) wide between the tunnel walls. The C-450 is set on rails attached to concrete starter walls, and the legs on the finisher are mounted so the C-450 runs inside the walls.
The tracks on this Commander III were built to tilt up to a 35 degree angle to run on the curved walls of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link project.
A roadway through Japan's Suzuka Tunnel is being slipformed by a Commander III.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 35.2.
Two Leica Geosystems' total stations, one to the left and one to the right, track the Commander III as it completes slipforming the concrete floor in the first of two tunnels on the Finne Tunnel project.
Anti-derailment barrier for an elevated light rail transport system in Hong Kong is slipformed with a Commander III.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 30.1.
A five mile (8.05 km) loop of railway of the Portland Streetcar railway project is slipformed with a Commander III.
Read more about this project in GOMACO World 28.3.
This four-track GOMACO Commander III with an IDBI is paving a roadway inside a tunnel at the site of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
A Commander II is slipforming the rail bed inside a Metro tunnel in Washington, D.C.
This four-track Commander III is slipforming barrier against a tunnel wall in the Tungun bypass in Queensland, Australia.
A four-track Commander III, with Leica Geosystems 3D guidance, is equipped with high-drive tracks for the minimum-clearance conditions found in tunnels.
This contractor is slipforming a rail bed in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with their four-track Commander III.