Latest Rail News and contracts
HS2 has begun the search for a construction team to deliver the design-and-build package for Birmingham’s Curzon Street station worth up to £435m.
HS2: Report finds £7bn phase two cost savingsSubscription
An internal study commissioned by the Department for Transport has found that HS2 could save up to £7bn from its costs.
Khan accused Crossrail of governance 'failing'Subscription
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan was “extremely angry” at how the delay to Crossrail was revealed and accused its management of a governance “failing” at a Transport for London board meeting.
Crossrail delay set to cost TfL £210mSubscription
Transport for London will miss out on around £210m of revenue due to the delayed opening of Crossrail, a London Assembly report has revealed.
Andrew Jones has been announced as the new rail minister following Jo Johnson’s shock resignation on Friday.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
HS2 unveils Birmingham station designsSubscription
Crossrail: Mayor ‘misled’ public over delaySubscription
Amey paid £2.1m for Carillion rail contractsSubscription
Prison targets HS2 with inmate training facilitySubscription