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Transport

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

Rene´ Tkacik Crossrail

Crossrail worker was crushed to death in 'exclusion zone'

A Crossrail engineer killed while working on the £15bn project had entered an “exclusion zone” where concrete was still setting shortly before he was crushed to death.

Network Rail Saudi Arabia Railways phosphate train

Network Rail snares £120m Saudi rail consulting contract

Network Rail’s consulting arm has won a lucrative contract with the Saudi Arabian government as part of a British consortium.

Crossrail Tottenham Court Road platform tunnels

Engineer killed on Crossrail may have been vulnerable because of poor English

A Slovakian engineer who was killed working on Crossrail may have been vulnerable because of his limited English and fellow workers’ impatience, a coroner heard today.

Crossrail Tunnel beneath the Thames constructed by TBM Sophia

London basement sewer scheme on Crossrail 2 collision course

Plans by Thames Water to build a major sewer in London could face delay if the safeguarding on a Crossrail 2 route is not removed by the government.

Balfour Beatty Litchurch Lane Crossrail factory CGI cross section Bombardier

Balfour Beatty to build £12.5m Crossrail factory

Balfour Beatty has been awarded the contract to create new production, testing and office facility on behalf of Bombardier in Derby.

Moorfield Liverpool Street land development Land Securities

Land Securities buys Liverpool Street properties ahead of Crossrail launch

Land Securities has agreed to purchase a £16.5m site at the western entrance of Liverpool Street’s new Crossrail station.

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.

Balfour Beatty Highways Agency A11 New grade separated junction near Elveden

Highways Agency changes and commitments offer huge pipeline of work

The most recent Budget seemed to confirm the government’s committment to spending more on roads. With major changes to the Highways Agency on the horizon, what skills will be needed to complete the pipeline of work on offer?

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.

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