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Crossrail restarts dynamic testingSubscription
Crossrail has re-started dynamic testing of its systems after a previous round of testing failed last year.
Fugro has been awarded a five-year framework agreement by Network Rail to carry out survey data acquisition and analysis 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.
Massive Teesside scheme given £14M 'kick start' Subscription
Work to establish construction access, utilities and a new spine road are set to begin on a massive ex-steelworks site after the government approved a £14M investment in the area.
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.
The deputy mayor of London has admitted that money set aside to develop Crossrail 2 will be used to complete the original Crossrail route with Transport for London (TfL) forecasting no income from the Elizabeth Line for the next 18 months.
Euston HS2 works ramp up with towers demolitionSubscription
A pair of tower blocks are set to be demolished at London’s Euston station as works ramp up to make way for High Speed 2 (HS2).
Council calls for Lower Thames Crossing re-thinkSubscription
Gravesham Borough Council has hit out at Highways England’s plans for the £6bn Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) in Kent, saying it was “strongly opposed” to a number of the proposals put forward in the public consultation for the scheme.
Gallery | Images of London's future skylineSubscription
New images of the prospective 2026 London skyline have been released by the City of London Corporation. They include a suite of under construction or proposed towers being built in the area.
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is due to launch its £30bn commercial framework, the largest ever published by the government, at the end of the month.
Investigating engineer WSP has said the newly completed, 117m high, 36 storey Opal Tower in Sydney is “structurally sound overall”, after cracks found in its structure forced the evacuation of its residents on Christmas Eve.
A Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure and VolkerFitzpatrick (MSVF) joint venture (JV) has been appointed to build the 4.5km long Barking Riverside rail extension in London.
A stringent mechanism to ensure senior executives working on major transport projects are held to account for delays must be put in place, Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown has said.
Three firms bag £7bn Network Rail contracts Subscription
Network Rail has awarded Murphy, Bam Nuttall and Geoffrey Osbourne £7bn worth of contracts covering the South of England region for control period 6 (CP6).
Silvertown Tunnel delay revealed Subscription
The contract award for the beleaguered £1bn Silvertown Tunnel has been delayed by five months, moving the opening date from 2023 to 2024.
The opening of the Northern Line Extension in south London is to be pushed back by nine months, New Civil Engineer understands.