TTN News

Environmental and Waterways groups welcome go ahead for Thames super sewer

Environmental charities and amenity groups representing over 5 million people who have been campaigning for a cleaner Thames in London have today welcomed the decision of the government to go ahead with the long awaited and much needed Thames Tideway Tunnel. The Thames Tunnel Now (TTN) coalition comprising national and local organisations – including RSPB, [...]

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Thames21 launches a new citizen science project for the tidal Thames

Thames River Watch will enable Londoners to get closer to the river and involved with understanding the health of the tidal Thames. It isn’t easy to get a true picture of the health of the tidal Thames. Whilst the river has improved massively over the last 60 years and now supports loads of fish, it [...]

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Cross party support for Supersewer ‘vital’ says Shadow Environment Secretary

Shadow Environment Secretary, Maria Eagle MP, visited the Thames Tideway Tunnel project office at Paddington (3 December). Maria met with members of the senior management team who updated her on the progress of the project. They also briefed her on how the broader benefits will be maximised, for instance the commitment to the recruitment of [...]

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Sir Neville Simms appointed Chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel

Sir Neville Simms FREng, one of the most experienced and distinguished figures in the UK infrastructure industry, has been appointed as Chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, it was announced today. The former Chief Executive of Tarmac and Chairman of Carillion will focus on preparing the landmark project for its move to the delivery phase, [...]

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Tideway Tunnels Letter to The Times (Bloomberg New Energy Finance)

Sir, The rates of return for investors you quote (‘Water company may charge double for super-sewer’ that need correcting – 21.10.13) are far in excess of those anticipated for the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The cost of finance for the project will be subject to a robust public competition to ensure our customers obtain the best [...]

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Voices of London give their support for Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Environment Minister, an Olympic champion, an historian, two river traders, a resident and a representative of London’s business community have all given their support to the Thames Tideway Tunnel to help clean up the River Thames. This week, we’ll be releasing one video message a day from a voice of London who believes that [...]

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Tideway Tunnel Transport strategy

We’re looking at ways to minimise and manage the potential impact of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project on local communities. As part of this, our application for development consent has considered options for the transportation of construction and excavated material.

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Cleaning up the Thames – The Tideway Tunnel Video

When it rains, untreated sewage overflows from London’s Victorian sewerage system into the River Thames. In an average year 39 million tonnes can overflow into the River from the Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) along its banks. The Thames Tunnel is a proposed new sewer designed to tackle these overflows. Thames Tunnel Film

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Anglers urge support for the Thames Tideway Tunnel

The Angling Trust, along with Thames Anglers Conservancy (TAC), are calling on all anglers and angling clubs in London and the South-East to speak out in favour of plans to clean up the tidal Thames through the construction of the Thames Tideway Tunnel.   An application to build the tunnel has finally been submitted and [...]

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Thames Water releases online education resources for post-16 students

17 April 2013 A new set of education resources for post-16 students focussing on the Thames Tideway Tunnel is launched today by Thames Water. The updated ‘Tunnelworks’ site will build on the success of the Key Stage 3 and 4 resources launched in September 2012 and now include online lessons with a focus on science, [...]

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