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Art and Naming Contest - Purple Line Extension - Section 3

We’re having another set of twins!

The Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) will be digging two parallel tunnels between Westwood and the VA Hospital.

Traditionally, TBMs can't start work until they are given names. TBMs are generally named after women as a sign of good luck for the project ahead. Historically, tunnellers looked to Saint Barbara for protection; she is the patron saint for military engineers, miners and others who work underground. And we're looking for your help to name our two TBMs building the tunnels between Westwood and the VA Hospital.

But, before sending our TBMs along their journey into the earth, we also like to adorn them with special artwork that is representative of the local community they will be tunneling under. See our art contest tab for more details on how to submit your artwork.

Follow the @PurpleLineTBMs on Twitter for weekly updates on their progress and more.