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Transport

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

Rail

Contractors to be transferred from 'paused' rail schemes

Contractors awarded work on stalled Network Rail projects will see their resources transferred to other schemes, the organisation has said.

HS2 High Speed 2 CGI

Government warned over 'unaffordable' HS2 in 2012

The government was warned three years ago that High Speed 2 would be unaffordable alongside the Department for Transport’s other spending commitments, it has emerged.

Rail

Network Rail slashes £38.5bn investment plan

The government is set to axe or delay a number of projects in Network Rail’s £38.5bn five-year investment programme following a string of work overruns and escalating costs.

Edinburgh tram

Edinburgh £144m tram extension draws nearer

A £144m extension to Edinburgh’s controversial tram system moved nearer this week with councillors set to approve a final stage of work on its business case.

Construction heavyweights form JV for HS2 work

Construction heavyweights form HS2 JV

Carillion, Eiffage and Kier have become the latest big hitters to form a joint venture to bid for work on High Speed 2.

Garden Bridge CREDIT Arup

TfL boss orders Garden Bridge review

The boss of Transport for London has ordered a review of the procurement of the Garden Bridge designer.

London Underground

Huge TfL work pipeline rewards in-demand skills

Transport for London is in the midst of delivering its biggest ever programme of work - but this throws up challenges for those contractors who want to work for the client, with a particular skillset needed.

Project bank accounts money cash finance payment

Project bank accounts: Are they really working?

A Highways England report has shed light on whether project bank accounts really are the answer to late payment.

Paul Reeve head of health and safety and environment ECA

Highways England and project bank accounts: a model to follow

The new project bank accounts review from Highways England is particularly welcome because it offers an impartial and informative view, from a major client, on whether a PBA delivers practical benefits.

London Bridge Network Rail panorama

Network Rail: Where did it all go wrong?

Slammed by its regulator, under pressure from government and faced with growing contractor unrest, is Network Rail in crisis?

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