Latest Rail News and contracts
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 has taken on Carillion’s facilities management service contract for the London Overground network.
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 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.
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.
Features and analysis
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.
Exclusive: Conflicts of interest, audit scandals, Carillion: HS2’s chief executive has endured a tough first 12 months in the job. In his first full interview since taking over, Mark Thurston reveals what he has learned.
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.
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 shake-up of bidders 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.
Crossrail 'facing £500m cost overrun'Subscription
Renew buys rail contractor QTS for £80mSubscription
Balfour Beatty wins £50m Network Rail contractSubscription
Jacobs appoints CH2M man to lead rail teamSubscription
Network Rail supplier performance: Full tableSubscription
Amey sets aside £209m for problem PFI dealSubscription
Heathrow's £900m rail link gears up for bidsSubscription
Ex-Balfour MD appointed Van Elle chief execSubscription
Keltbray turnover tops £400m in 2017Subscription
Network Rail's contractor league table revealedSubscription
Over 300 ex-Carillion rail staff axedSubscription