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HS2 delays London stations contract award Subscription
HS2 Ltd has delayed the award of the construction partner contract for its Euston and Old Oak Common High Speed 2 (HS2) stations in London.
Investigators have said design flaws and poor quality construction are likely to have contibuted to structural cracks in Sydney, Australia’s 36 storey Opal tower which was evacuated on Christmas eve.
Crossrail restarts dynamic testingSubscription
Crossrail has re-started dynamic testing of its systems after a previous round of testing failed last year.
Network Rail has awarded Fugro a five year framework agreement to gather and analyse survey data for all high output track renewal sites across Britain.
Skanska in conjuction with Oxfordshire County Council is to reform the way it supervises sub-contractors on its Oxfordshire roads maintenance contract.
China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, completing 88 buildings over 200m high in 2018, equating to 61.5% of the world’s total.
Crossrail bosses are negotiating extra payments to its contractors so that they can finish remaining Crossrail station works, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
Costain develops system to predict rail faultsSubscription
A new system which predicts track and signaling faults and could make train delays a thing of the past is now being developed by University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Costain.
True scale of Crossrail problems laid bareSubscription
The full scale of Crossrail’s problems have been laid bare with stations now revealed to be at the centre of ‘‘three more years’’ of work needed to open the catastrophically delayed metro.
Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet ‘not on the agenda’ Subscription
The proposed £1.5bn extension of Crossrail to Ebbsfleet is “not on the agenda”, Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Mike Brown has said.