Use rail overbuild to unlock capacity, says WSPSubscription
Building apartments over rail tracks could solve London’s housing needs but high engineering costs could prove to be a deterrent, according to research by WSP.
Three lanes confirmed for Lower Thames tunnelsSubscription
Updated designs released by Highways England show the £4.4bn Lower Thames Crossing will now have three lanes in each direction instead of two, and the tunnels could be longer.
Costain partner pulls South Wales Metro bidSubscription
The race for the next Wales and Borders franchise, which includes design and build of the South Wales Metro, has gone down from four to three with Arriva Rail Wales, which was working with Costain on the bid, pulling out.
Growing ice cracks shut Halley VI stationSubscription
The Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, recently voted People’s Champion Project at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA), is shutting over winter after cracks deepened on its ice shelf.
EA launches bid for more natural flood defencesSubscription
The Environment Agency (EA) has published a swathe of data and case studies on the benefits of natural flood management in a bid to boost uptake.
Regional UK cities lagged behind London in global rankings for transport infrastructure, a report has found.
Graphene desalination potential studiedSubscription
Scientists have created a device which incorporated the smallest possible manmade perforations to enable salt water to be desalinated and made drinkable.
Amey trials drowsiness detectorSubscription
Amey staff have trialled wearable technology that could reduce risks for drivers and lone workers by detecting potential hazards such as tiredness and attention loss.
Bristol’s plans for a £2.6bn metro system have received a boost after Mayor Marvin Rees said a pre-feasibility report into a possible underground section found ground conditions were not an obstacle, and announced the go-ahead for a full feasibility study.
£5M Scottish road project shortlist announcedSubscription
Bidders have been shortlisted for a £5M road improvement project in Scotland.