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Richard Thompson


  • League of its ownSubscription

    26 January, 2011

    Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup gives the green light to a wave of major infrastructure projects across the gas and oil-rich state, says Richard Thompson.

  • Granting wishesSubscription

    25 May, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The sSRA has been described as the vital cog missing from the rail industry. Richard Thompson finds out from chief executive Mike Grant how it will make the nation's rail machine work more effectively.

  • Growth industrySubscription

    25 May, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    If being a railway man is a religion - as some argue it is - then sSRA railway development director Chris Stokes is of the born again variety. He tells Richard Thompson he probably has the best job in the railways.

  • Laying the ground rulesSubscription

    25 May, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    What will the sSRA's upcoming strategy document contain? Richard Thompson predicts.

  • Fresh delays for Croydon tramSubscription

    4 May, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009


  • Railtrack to cut consultancy workSubscription

    6 April, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    RAIL CONSULTANTS face a 15% drop in work after Railtrack announced a major reorganisation of its supply chains last week.

  • Dublin reviewSubscription

    1 April, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    LOCAL RESIDENTS have forced Dublin Corporation to ask the President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland to appoint an independent expert reviewer for site investigation plans on the controversial Port Dublin Tunnel project.

  • Engineers go in at full blastSubscription

    1 April, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    DESIGNING MILITARY fortifications must be one of the most frustrating areas of civil engineering. No sooner have you devised a structure that can resist the enemies' most powerful weapons than they develop a new weapon to beat it.

  • 'Loophole' in CDM legislation sparks urgent HSE reviewSubscription

    23 March, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    THE HEALTH & Safety Executive is to launch an urgent review of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations after an Appeal Court decision uncovered a loophole which resulted in designers escaping responsibility for the work of their contractors or employees.

  • Signal glitch delays Croydon tram openingSubscription

    23 March, 2000Updated: 19 February, 2009

    SIGNALLING SOFTWARE problems have delayed the opening of the Croydon Tram again. It will now open fully by the end of May - seven months late.

All by Richard Thompson