Prysmian Group products make the ideal solution for stations, tunnels and general construction for rail infrastructure. We manufacture a range that includes low voltage building cables (LV cables), medium voltage power distribution and track feeder cables (MV cables), and for fire safety systems the renowned FP cable range. Prysmian Group manufacture a full range of cable accessories including cable glands, cable fixings, cable cleats and the Connecta System for lighting and small power applications in tunnels. Prysmian Group telecommunication and data transmission systems include optical fibre cables and also copper cables that support existing networks.
The construction of HS2 tunnels will be one of the most challenging aspects of the HS2 project. The tunnels will be excavated in a number of different locations along the route, and some will run at depths of up to 90 metres (300 feet) below ground. A combination of specialised tunnel boring machines, deep excavators and high-powered drills will be used to construct the tunnels. Tunnel boring machines which are prevalent in HS2 construction enable tunnelling under towns and cities without disturbing anyone above the ground. The HS2 tunnelling operation also helps reduce the impact on the countryside. Prysmian Group cables that are used within HS2 tunnels will revolutionise travel across the UK, connecting the six largest cities in Britain.
Track the HS2 tunnelling progress.