Features and Analysis
The news today has been dominated by two stories about borrowing money to stave off a crisis.
I’ll admit it: watching on as the reportedly outgoing Crossrail and HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan attempts to settle scores with his employers has been riveting.
On Friday it was announced that Crossrail’s chief executive Simon Wright was to be replaced by Mark Wild – the project’s third chief executive this year. CN examines the backdrop to the latest change at the top.
Construction News investigates the detailed reasons behind the scheme’s nine-month setback – and whether more delays could follow.
The first half of 2018 was split into two contrasting quarters.
Scattered across the Construction News desk at the moment are a number of oyster card holders.
Crossrail’s opening could be pushed back by almost a year as the scheme’s central section continues to struggle with rising costs and delays.
It has been more than a year since Chris Grayling gave his “public backing” to Crossrail 2.
Few people fully realise the importance of concrete to Crossrail and how the £14.8bn project has pushed the boundaries of what the material can do.
The next 12 months will prove to be a mixed year for the UK rail sector.
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