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The UK’s financial watchdog is considering an investigation into Transport for London amid questions over how it reported Crossrail’s delay to the stock exchange.
HS2 considered adding a company to its £2.75bn rolling stock shortlist in a bid to resolve a High Court claim, documents from a legal challenge against the client’s procurement processes have alleged.
Balfour Beatty has been appointed sole contractor on two Scape frameworks worth £2.1bn.
HS2 has made wholesale changes to its non-executive boardroom team with the departure of four of its governing team, Construction News can reveal.
HS2 unveils Birmingham station designsSubscription
HS2 has unveiled the latest designs for its Birmingham Curzon Street and Interchange stations.
Features and analysis
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.
It’s not often that Network Rail is singled out for praise.
There’s a change in the air for the engineering sector.
Few people fully realise the importance of concrete to Crossrail and how the £14.8bn project has pushed the boundaries of what the material can do.
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