Latest Rail News and contracts
The sale of Carillion’s rail contracts to Amey was the best option for the future of the rail industry and would provide a good outcome for the collapsed firm’s supply chain, Network Rail’s commercial boss has said.
Carillion rail contracts bought by AmeySubscription
Amey has taken on a number of key rail contracts from Carillion following the collapse of Network Rail’s second biggest supplier.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has called on the government to speed up progress on a number of major projects as “a matter of urgency”.
Some of the UK’s biggest rail firms wrote letters declaring an interest in taking over Carillion’s contracts in the weeks following the contractor’s collapse, the boss of Network Rail has revealed.
Network Rail has unveiled details of how it will spend more than £47bn between 2019 and 2024, including more than £10bn for enhancement projects left over from the previous funding period.
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.
Our top 10 features of the year look at major projects, the collapse of Lakesmere, the UK’s biggest contractors and some innovative materials.
With Construction News revealing the JVs vying for the massive HS2 London stations contracts, Jack Simpson takes a look at the relevant experience of the joint ventures targeting a share of the £3bn station prize.
HS2’s London station contracts have attracted several of the industry’s biggest names, as exclusively revealed by Construction News today.
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.
The sector holds many demons but disputes over complex contracts and tricky engineering can be dodged with a few sensible steps.
Construction is an industry full of characters – these are the 15 people to keep an eye on in 2018.
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.
HS2 phase one central programme boss Mike Hickson lifts the lid on what comes next now £6.6bn of contracts have been agreed and hits back at concerns over Carillion.
Mott MacDonald’s work on Battersea’s new tube line has produced a concrete composition that both fits the bill and reduces environmental impact.
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?
HS2 poaches Highways England procurement chiefSubscription
Sir John Armitt lands NIC chair role full-timeSubscription
Fresh strikes to hit Balfour Crossrail siteSubscription
Atkins appoints new CEO for UK and EuropeSubscription