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Latest Rail News and contracts

Race begins for £5bn Network Rail framework

Race begins for £5bn Network Rail frameworkSubscription

Network Rail is inviting firms to bid for a £5bn track works framework that will run for 10 years.

Vinci takes on Carillion's London Overground contract

Vinci takes on Carillion's London Overground contractSubscription

Vinci has taken on Carillion’s facilities management service contract for the London Overground network.

David McLoughlin Network Rail

Ex-Network Rail director calls for 'more intrusive' supplier checksSubscription

Network Rail must carry out “more intrusive” financial checks on its main contractors to protect suppliers from collapses such as Carillion’s, one the client’s former directors has said.

HS2 eyes private funding for £21bn phase two_Mark Thurston chief executive

HS2 eyes private funding for £21bn phase twoSubscription

HS2 will look at using private funding models as a means of paying for its £21bn second phase, the project’s chief executive has said.

Crossrail class 345 train tested Custom House 1

WATCH: Crossrail tests first Elizabeth line trainsVideoSubscription

Crossrail has released a new batch of images and video footage as the first Elizabeth line trains are tested.

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