TfL - Thames Tunnel Transport Assessment

SectorSector: Traffic & Transportation

CostCost: £ Confidential

ClientClient: Transport for London

locationLocation: London, UK

project DetailsProject Details

W have been appointed by Transport for London (TfL) to undertake a Transport Assessment into the effect the building of the new Thames Tideway Tunnel will have on the London road, rail and river transport network.


The Thames Tideway Scheme is an infrastructure project intended to improve the capacity of London’s sewerage system and prevent sewage overflows into the River Thames on the Tideway where it flows through London. Proposed is a storage-and-transfer tunnel with an internal diameter of 7.2 m, 22 miles (35 km) long, mostly under the riverbed of the Thames between Hammersmith in the west and Beckton/Crossness in the east. Due to the size of the tunnel, three drive sites across London will be employed and the sheer scale of the construction means that it could have a considerable impact upon the London transportation network.


A key aspect of this work is the logistics of the ‘muck away’ from the three drive sites and the most optimum solutions which will reduce the impact of construction on the London road network.