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High Speed 2 (HS2) chair Allan Cook has revealed that High Speed 2 was almost rebranded to reflect it solving a capacity challenge rather than speed.
The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has approved a raft of transport improvements totalling £350M which includes developing plans for four new railway stations, a new stadium and bridge replacement.
An investigation by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the fatal Florida bridge collapse has detailed a damning list of failings by the consultant, contractor, construction engineer and inspector.
Natural bridges inspire living structures designVideoSubscription
Research is being carried out in to the natural bridges in India to see how they can inspire and inform how living structures can be introduced in towns and cities around the world.
The western rail access into Heathrow Airport scheme has taken a step forward with Network Rail kicking off the search for interested parties to design and build the line.
Watch train run on Northern Line Extension for first timeVideoSubscription
A major milestone has been reached on the Northern Line Extension project with the running of the first engineering train through the entire length of the tunnels from Kennington to Battersea.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is to publish guidelines for a southern rail connection into Heathrow next month, over a year after it first invited bids for the route.
Plans for the world’s first timber stadium have been rejected by Stroud District Council over noise issues and the impact on the landscape of the planned site near the M5.
The chief financial officer for Transport for London (TfL) has justified the use of the now abolished-private finance initiative (PFI) on the upcoming Silvertown Tunnel project in east London.
Crossrail has reached a “major milestone”, after successfully running multiple trains in close formation through the tunnels.
Old Oak and Park Royal Corporation (OPDC) bosses have admitted that the precarious position of High Speed 2 and challenges to the local plan by Cargiant could threaten development plans.
Former High Speed 2 (HS2) technical director Andrew McNaughton has attempted to set the record straight on the speed of the line, after claims that slowing down trains could cut project costs.
Network Railis seeking a contractor to carry out major improvement works on the Hope Valley line which will form the “early building blocks” for £1bn of rail improvements across the north.
HS2 site clearance at Euston ramps upSubscription
High Speed 2 Ltd has released new images showing the progress being made to clear the site at Euston Station in London in preparation for the main construction phase.
The first steps to fully integrating the second phase of High Speed 2 (HS2) with the Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) scheme have been announced as HS2 launches its phase 2b design refinement consultation.
High Speed 2 (HS2) will compete for funding against other types of infrastructure projects such as the rollout of fibre broadband, under the terms of a new review being carried out by the government,.
Train manufacturers reveal HS2 rolling stock designs Subscription
The two main bidders for the for the new High Speed 2 (HS2) trains have revealed their proposed designs.
Network Rail has launched a consultation open on “significant” changes to protect a stretch of railway in Devon from cliff falls and extreme weather.
£1.4bn M4 relief road proposal rejected Subscription
Proposals for the £1.4bn, 23km long M4 relief road south of Newport in Wales has been rejected by the Welsh Government as the cost of the project was deemed “not acceptable”.
Grayling awaits new HS2 delivery planSubscription
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has revealed that the new chair of High Speed 2 (HS2) promoter HS2 Ltd, Allan Cook, is undertaking a review of the project “to make sure the costs and budget are right and that it is deliverable”.