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WSP has made a trio of appointments to its transport and infrastructure team.
Delays to the start of civils construction on phase one of HS2 will not affect its opening date, the boss of the £55.7bn project has told Construction News.
Network Rail reveals third-party pipelineSubscription
Network Rail has published a comprehensive list of major development opportunities available for third parties to fund, finance or deliver.
Network Rail boss open to station salesSubscription
The new chief executive of Network Rail Andrew Haines has not ruled out potentially selling off stations in future if it can be proven to be value for money for passengers and the taxpayer.
Network Rail sells commercial estate for £1.5bnSubscription
Network Rail has agreed terms for the £1.46bn sale of its commercial portfolio on a leasehold basis with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property.
Features and analysis
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.
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.
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