• 2019
  • Urban Tunneling
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SCMAGLEV – Fast and Innovative Mode of Transportation in the Northeast Corridor – Tunneling Challenges


The Northeast Corridor Superconducting Maglev Project (SCMAGLEV) entails con­struction of a high-speed train system between Washington, D.C. and New York City, with the first leg between Washington and Baltimore, MD. The system operates using an electromagnetic levitation system developed and deployed in Japan that achieves an operating speed of 500 km/h. SCMAGLEV is an innovative project that will shorten travel times between Washington D.C. and Baltimore to 15 minutes, and connect to New York City in under an hour. In 2019, the design is being advanced to an engineer­ing level sufficient to support an Environmental Impact Statement. A preliminary geo­technical investigation campaign was also underway. This paper provides an update on the project and discusses construction of the predominantly soft ground EPBM driven tunnels.

2019 Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference Proceedings
June 16 – 19, 2019, Chicago, IL (Gall, V., Syrtariotis, N., O’Brien, T., Crawford, C. C. & Henley, D.)
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