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It's an Italian Job for JCB excavators at the San Siro metro terminal

Digger Blogger | 19:22, Tue February 19 2013

Two JCB excavators are helping to complete the final stages of a brand new subway line in Milan.

Civil engineering firm Tagliabue SpA is one of the contractors appointed to build the new M5 (or Purple Line) which will run from Bignami to San Siro. The company has used a JCB JS220 and a JS145W for groundworks on the section approaching the new San Siro Stadium subway terminal which serves the iconic AC Milan and Internazionale football stadium.

A spokesperson for Tagliabue SpA said: “Given the nature of the subway construction, we needed machines that could work effectively in confined spaces. Both the JS145W and JS220 models delivered excellent results. They have fast cycle times and are very accurate. They were definitely the right choice for this project.”

The development of the new 12.6km M5 line is a €500 million project which forms part of major investment in Milan’s transport network in preparation for hosting 2015 Milano Universal Exposition (Expo 2015).

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Founded in 1974, Tagliabue SpA is a longstanding JCB customer with tracked excavators, backhoe loaders and mini excavators in its fleet. The company has developed vast expertise in a range of sectors including the design and construction of pipeline work, aqueducts and traditional and renewable energy plants.



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