Features and Analysis
On Monday Construction News was invited to a briefing from Network Rail boss Mark Carne.
Following Mark Carne’s announcement that he will be retiring later this year, CN assesses the biggest obstacles his successor will need to tackle during CP6 and beyond.
Carillion has continued to hog the headlines in the past seven days but debate among CN readers has broadened to look at the wider implications and what needs to change.
A seemingly straightforward strengthening and repainting job has been complicated by extremely difficult access centred on the presence of nine neighbouring railway lines.
The next 12 months will prove to be a mixed year for the UK rail sector.
Leaders from Laing O’Rourke, HS2 and Network Rail have been among CN’s most popular interviewees in 2017.
Team is tunnelling beneath a station on the historic Manchester-Liverpool line while pulling out all the stops to keep the trains above on a level track.
Our 10 most-read news stories of the year included contract wins, corruption scandals, administrations and one sad, untimely death.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling launched his Strategic Vision for Rail today, which is poised to deliver a significant shake-up in the development, maintenance and operation of Britain’s rail network.
This week marks 10 years since the opening of Britain’s first high-speed railway. What lessons does it offer as construction begins on its second?
Our 10 finalists have all demonstrated the value in delivering strong learning and development programmes – both for individual employees and the wider business.
In an exclusive interview, Francis Paonessa reveals the full story behind CP5’s setbacks, the reaction to Carillion’s woes, and why the £48bn CP6 will benefit from past mistakes.
These six finalists all stood out for their exceptional commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all of their employees.
The UK government has announced that it is investing £48bn into the rail network over the next funding cycle, Control Period 6 (CP6), which runs from 2019 to 2024.
For those who have worked in, or in my case written, about the rail industry in the past few years, you would be fully aware that CP5, the funding period covering 2014 to 2019, is the ’biggest investment in the country’s railways since the Victorian era’.
Bam Nuttall’s early engagement on a vital part of line between Edinburgh and Inverness enabled it to fine-tune a high-pressure 10-day possession of the track.
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