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All the latest construction news from the transportation sector from Construction News

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.

HS2 High Speed 2 CGI

HS2 makes two senior delivery team appointments

HS2 Ltd has poached senior managers from EC Harris and Foster Wheeler Energy to bolster its programme and strategy directorate.

Crowds of people at Finsbury Park station

Balfour consortium faces £200k fine after Christmas rail shutdown

The Balfour Beatty consortium responsible for overrunning engineering works near Paddington that contributed to chaos for thousands of passengers over Christmas could be hit with a £200,000 penalty by Network Rail.

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.

Mark Carne chief executive Network Rail Aug 2014 2

Network Rail boss to face MPs over Christmas travel disruption

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne will face a grilling from MPs over the Christmas travel chaos when he appears before a House of Commons committee next week.

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.

Tim Smith technical manager Lafarge Tarmac

The circular economy: a road to better resource efficiency?

Circular economic thinking says that materials should be designed for re-manufacture - and taking this approach to roads could help reduce embodied carbon and increase performance.

Paul Hammond head of economic and social development Mott MacDonald

Building for the benefit of local communities

In the UK, every major infrastructure project has to go through a cost-benefit analysis process to demonstrate that the business case is strong enough to justify the cost to the public.

CN 15 for 2015

15 people to watch in 2015

2015 will be a massive year for construction, with an election in May adding to the challenges of recovery. So who will have the biggest impact on the industry?

Skanska Balfour Beatty M25 widening motorway roads CN Award 2013 entry


Roads contractors visiting Santa this Christmas will surely have had only one thing on their wish list: a safe passage through parliament for the Infrastructure Bill in 2015.

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