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The city of Brussels is determined to accommodate a mobility shift by improving the infrastructure of public transportation. A new metro line from the north of the city to the south has to decongest the most crowded urban areas. Jan De Nul is constructing the new metro station Toots Thielemans and an 800-metre tunnel. A challenging project, with some major underground works.
Thinking outside of the box
Since the site is located in the lower part of the city, it is almost impossible to execute excavation works without reaching the ground water. To temporarily block the water flow, we froze the ground water at one particular location.
Curious how we do it?
Take a look behind the scenes, learn about our underground techniques and discover the rich heritage of this brand new metro station.