07/26/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/26/2017 07:29
To name the machines, Metro ran a competition for school children. From the many suggestions, the majority of the more than 50,000 online voters chose »Harriet«, thereby honoring anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman. »Angeli« also comes from the pen of a school child. The term comes from Latin and means 'angel'.
In the meantime, designers and engineers at the Herrenknecht headquarters in Schwanau are already working on the next order for Los Angeles. The existing Purple Line is also planned to grow by 14.5 kilometers and seven stations. To this end, in both the spring of 2018 and the spring of 2019 two additional Herrenknecht Earth Pressure Balance Shields each are to be launched in the USA. In just a few years the four machines will produce over 11 kilometers of high quality tunnel tubes. A decade ago, under similar conditions two EPB Shields from Herrenknecht had already built a total of 4 kilometers of tunnel for the expansion of the Gold Line. Herrenknecht technology in Los Angeles is thus already a real success story. To be continued.