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Bam Nuttall bags £320m Network Rail CP6 dealSubscription
Bam Nuttall has been awarded a £320m contract by Network Rail as part of its CP6 spending plans.
HS2 could run fewer trains at a lower speed if changes are needed to finish the project on budget and on time.
The first tower crane for HS2 work at Euston has been installed for use on the demolition of two blocks.
Transport minister Jesse Norman has insisted the government was not informed about the Crossrail delays until the end of August.
Track worker in near miss with 51mph trainSubscription
A track worker removing cables from a rail line dodged an approaching passenger train less than two seconds before it passed at 51mph.
Features and analysis
Flanked by six empty seats, Sir Terry Morgan sat opposite 10 people at City Hall who were there to grill him about who knew what and when about the delayed opening of Crossrail.
Construction News takes a tour of a mega-project with HS2 Old Oak Common project director Matthew Botelle to find out how it will be built.
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.
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