Geotechnical Works

METRO RED-LINE EXTENSION – ORIENTE/AEROPORTO

INFORMATION

CLIENT:
Aerometro ACE

SERVICES:
Review Project
Execution’s Projecto of Pit Attack 2 and alternative solutions of Moscavide and Encarnação stations Galleries
Work’s Geotechnical Consultancy

BEGINING:
2007

CONCLUSION:
2010

LOCATION:
Lisbon, Portugal

DESCRIPTION

The design review of the Linha Vermelha (Red Line) Extension between the Oriente and Aeroporto Metro Stations comprised the following projects:

  • Tunnel between the Oriente and Moscavide Stations;
  • Moscavide Station;
  • Tunnel between the Moscavide and Encarnação Stations;
  • Encarnação Station;
  • Tunnel between the Encarnação and Aeroporto Stations;
  • Aeroporto Station;
  • Airport Terminal Tunnel.

 

The project for an alternative solution for the Moscavide and Encarnação Stations’ galleries, with a witdth of about 17,5m, comprised the accomplishment of the underground excavation by means of the enlargement of the current tunnel cross section. The Attack Shaft 2, located at Alameda da Encarnação, had a 16m diameter circular section and an excavation depth of 32m. The works concern the Miocenic formations of Lisbon.