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Transport

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

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Amey lands £60m Scottish Forth Bridges deal

Amey has been awarded a contract to manage two major river crossings in the East of Scotland.

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Ray O’Rourke: ‘Construction will transition from trades to technicians’

Laing O’Rourke chairman Ray O’Rourke has told Construction News that exploiting new technologies will improve productivity and make the industry more attractive to “bright young people”.

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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.

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Arcadis wins New York Transit regeneration

Arcadis has been appointed to a $26m (£16.6m), five-year contract to flood-proof New York’s transport system.

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HS2 'vital for east-west connectivity'

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has argued that HS2 is vital to east-west connectivity and is a key part of northern transport.

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Exclusive: HS2 will need 5,000 construction workers a month

High Speed 2 will need an average of nearly 5,000 construction workers per month during phase one and two of construction, according to data shared with Construction News.

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Mace and Coleman & Company's ultra-complex demolition at Birmingham New Street Station

The £600m transformation of the station includes one of the most complex demolition operations imaginable – featuring BIM, unique equipment, remote controlled machines, and much more.

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Three construction cases herald new rules for calculating holiday pay

A landmark judgment handed down on 4 November, concerning three construction cases, will majorly impact how employers are required to calculate holiday pay.

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Highways contractors continue to hire as output rises

Roads output is growing strongly once again having crashed during the downturn and recruitment and salaries are increasing to keep pace with demand

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Heathrow redesign drives efficiencies at T2 car park

When Laing O’Rourke was appointed to build Heathrow Terminal 2’s new car park, a design revision called for modular construction. A challenging design prompted Bison Manufacturing to produce the thinnest precast concrete plank yet made in the UK.

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