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Latest Crossrail News

Crossrail Tunnelling machine Elizabeth at Whitechapel

Tunnelling skills set for £1.1m government funding boost

Skills minister Nick Boles has announced the government will invest £1.1m in tunnelling and underground construction to help the sector grow.

Crossrail 2 map thumbnail regional route Oct 14

Consultants appointed on Crossrail 2

Transport for London has appointed four major consulting groups to develop further plans for its proposed Crossrail 2 scheme.

Costain and Skanska win £40m Crossrail link at Paddington

Costain and Skanska win £55m Crossrail link at Paddington

London Underground has appointed Costain and Skanska to deliver a £55m tunnel to link the new Crossrail station to the Bakerloo line platforms at Paddington.

London Bridge building project

Devolve power to London to boost infrastructure, says report

London should be given greater executive powers in order to deliver long-term infrastructure projects and address the housing shortage, according to a new report from a business lobbying group.

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Construction News: most read stories for 2014

Construction News reveals the most read news stories during 2014.

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Labour MP warns on NIMBYs as London seeks 'catalytic' housing investment

Tottenham MP and potential Labour candidate to be the next mayor of London David Lammy has criticised the chancellor’s Autumn Statement for not doing more to support housebuilding and provide the “catalytic public sector investment” needed to address London’s housing shortage.

In pictures: Crossrail now 60 per cent complete

New images have been released to mark the milestone that Crossrail is now 60 per cent complete.

Crossrail 2 to cost an estimated £27.5bn

A new report published by PwC has estimated the cost of the Crossrail 2 project at £27.5bn, around £6.6bn higher than estimated in 2012.

In Pictures: Carillion lays first Crossrail track

The first track to be used by Crossrail trains has been laid on the new Stockley Flyover in west London.

David Cameron joins contractors on Building Britain campaign

The government has relaunched its Building Britain social media campaign to highlight the construction industry’s contribution to the UK’s economic growth.

Sir David Higgins: 'HS3 can be built simultaneously with HS2'

Sir David Higgins has insisted that High Speed 3 can be built alongside existing plans for High Speed 2.

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