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


HS2 is 'nine times' the cost of French high-speed rail

The government has yet to make a convincing argument for spending tens of billions on High Speed 2, according to the House of Lords economic affairs select committee.

Sadie Morgan to lead HS2 design review panel

Sadie Morgan to lead HS2 design review panel

Co-founder of dRMM Sadie Morgan has been appointed to lead a panel overseeing the design of High Speed 2.


Costain/Vinci awarded £750m M4 ECI deal

A Costain, Taylor Woodrow and Vinci Construction Grands Projets joint venture has won the design development deal for the £750m M4 corridor.

Cardiff's proposed cable-car - expected route

Arup and URS work up £100m Cardiff cable car plans

Cardiff is working up plans for a £100m ‘transformational’ cable car linking Cardiff Bay with the city centre.

Generic rail track railway trains infrastructure

Government unveils Northern transport strategy

Plans to “revolutionise” travel in the North of England have been unveiled by the government today, including a multi-billion-pound TransNorth rail network.

Generic_Manchester city centre_CREDIT Stacey MacNaught

Regional Impact: How Budget 2015 affected your region

The chancellor has set out funding plans to boost the regional economies as part of this year’s Budget.

Jon Hart projects lawyer Pinsent Masons

Powerhouse for the North: Can it get traction?

Does anyone else remember localism? 

Network Rail London Bridge_New concourse under construction

Crossrail and Thameslink drive demand for skilled rail workers

Major schemes and the move into Network Rail’s CP5 are increasing demand for skilled rail workers, particularly in signalling and electrification. But with HS2 fast approaching, what are the implications for contractors working on Network Rail projects?

John Hayes transport minister

Roads investment must come with a shift in aesthetic attitudes

Just before Christmas the government announced a £15bn programme to triple road investment by the end of the decade.

Cambridge Centre for Infrastructure and Construction

Business Innovation of the Year

Connections, digital montioring, asphalt, energy management and ducting: the varied business innovations of the year.

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