Earthquake Proof Mega Metro
The city of Los Angeles is notorious for its terrible traffic jams. Now, its residents have finally had enough – voting through tax hikes to fund three brand new subway lines. But this public transport revolution poses huge problems for the team of engineers responsible for actually building it.
The ground beneath LA is at high risk from earthquakes and riddled with pockets of toxic and explosive gas. Despite this, engineers must laynearly 30-kilometres of new track – much of it in specially reinforced tunnels - and build 18-new stations, some up to 40-metres below ground. This is a once-in-a-generation project that will transform travel across the city, and connect the massive metropolis like never before.