Features and Analysis
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.
Last week parliament’s transport select committee published a report following its inquiry into rail infrastructure investment, with two key outputs for rail suppliers.
It’s not often that Network Rail is singled out for praise.
Network Rail’s CP6 programme is looming into view while several CP5 projects continue to hog the headlines. Lucy Alderson looks at the latest developments on five of the most high-profile schemes.
Network Rail’s plan to boost private funding is struggling to get off the ground. Binyamin Ali examines both the obstacles to success and the examples that give cause for optimism
The UK’s railways are on the brink of a major transformation in the way they are managed, operated and maintained.
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?
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