Rehabilitation of the Old Rossio Railway Station Building: Enlargement and Underpinning

  • Pedro Simão Sêco e Pinto
  • João Barradas
  • Arlindo Sousa
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 25)


This chapter describes the enlargement and underpinning of the old Rossio railway station building (1886). This work included the construction of new underground walls and mechanical stairways for the connection with a nearby underground metro station and also the construction of a new underground metro gallery for a new line, under some old, huge retaining walls that sustain the embankment of the railway platforms. A careful study was performed for this station in order to avoid unacceptable damages. Some of the system tests and suitability tests that were performed for the anchors are presented. The design of the retaining walls was based on Eurocode 7. The seismic design was based on Eurocode 8. The monitoring results of the anchor loads and ground displacements resulting from the excavation are presented.


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Special thanks are due to REFER, EPE, and to LNEC for the permission to publish the results of old Rossio railway station. The support of Consortium and Metropolitano de Lisboa is acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Simão Sêco e Pinto
    • 1
    • 2
  • João Barradas
    • 2
  • Arlindo Sousa
    • 3
  1. 1.Geotechnical DepartmentUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Geotechnical DepartmentNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC)LisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Engineer, Geotechnical DepartmentNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC)LisbonPortugal

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