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A government infrastructure boss has called for an end to “cost thuggery” used to “beat down” contractor pricing.
The number of engineering challenges on the £6bn Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) will make it one of the most complex development consent orders (DCO) ever submitted, its project director has said.
Plans to link HS2 with Scotland ramp up Subscription
Plans on how rail links between England and Scotland could be improved to capitalise on High Speed 2 (HS2) are ramping up.
The £10bn HS4Air rail scheme connecting High Speed 1 (HS1) with High Speed 2 (HS2) via Gatwick and Heathrow airports has been rejected by the government, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
Crossrail delay to cost £2bnSubscription
The cost of the Crossrail delay is likely to be between £1.6bn and £2bn according to the emerging findings of an independent review by accountancy firm KPMG.
The submission of the £35bn Northern Powerhouse Rail strategic business plan is being delayed until next year to allow it to be “fine-tuned”.
A new prior information notice (PIN) for the £6bn Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) based on updated plans after the government pulled the plug on how it will be financed, will be published in January next year.
The proposed Windsor Link Railway (WLR) which would have provided southern access into Heathrow has been “rejected outright” by the government as part of its call for market led proposals (MLP).
The business case for a shorter Trans-Pennine tunnel will be taken to the transport secretary in the summer next year.
Polcevera viaduct could be rebuilt in a yearSubscription
The rebuilding of the collapsed Polcevera viaduct in Genoa, Italy, could take as little as 12 to 15 months according to the commission set up to reconstruct the bridge.