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Crossrail delay to cost up to £2bnSubscription
Transport for London has confirmed a new financing agreement for the final stages of Crossrail, with the delayed project now expected to cost a further £1.6bn to £2bn.
The boss of a major contractor has rejected working for HS2’s phase one joint ventures because it would mean serving in a tier two role.
Rail sector deal 'to encourage new entrants'Subscription
The government has called for industry to embrace digital technology in a bid to drive productivity as part of its new sector deal.
Galliford Try hires rail bossSubscription
Galliford Try has appointed Sean Blackmore as its new rail director.
Crossrail and HS2 chairman Sir Terry Morgan has resigned, the government and mayor of London have confirmed.
Features and analysis
Ask the general public about HS2 and one of the recurring themes that emerges is confusion.
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.
How time flies in the rail industry.
The National College for High Speed Rail opened two sites 12 months ago. One year on, funding and student shortfalls have raised questions about its viability.
People say no news is good news. What HS2 wouldn’t give for even a few weeks of no news.
As the client behind the £55.7bn line approaches its 10th birthday, CN looks at the major pressure points the line has faced on the road to main construction.
Construction News investigates the detailed reasons behind the scheme’s nine-month setback – and whether more delays could follow.
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.
There’s no next-day delivery option for major infrastructure projects, but the construction industry would do well to take notes from the e-commerce boom.
When new recommendations for transport infrastructure emerge, one of the first questions asked is: how much will they cost?
It has been more than a year since Chris Grayling gave his “public backing” to Crossrail 2.
“The challenge for the next 12 months is improving the public image,” HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston told me when I interviewed him back in March.
Mott MacDonald and VolkerFitzpatrick faced the task of revamping a busy station to reflect east London’s chemical history – while also keeping to extremely tight timescales. Lucy Alderson takes a look.
The government’s infrastructure advisory body today called for £30bn to be invested every year in improving UK infrastructure through to 2050.
Last week parliament’s transport select committee published a report following its inquiry into rail infrastructure investment, with two key outputs for rail suppliers.
London's rail infrastructure 'hampering growth'Subscription
HS2: Report finds £7bn phase two cost savingsSubscription
Crossrail delay set to cost TfL £210mSubscription
Rail minister Jo Johnson quits over BrexitSubscription
Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 spend approvedSubscription
Khan accused Crossrail of governance 'failing'Subscription
HS2 rejects claims phase two may not get builtSubscription
ISG wins Waterloo Eurostar redevelopmentSubscription