The TubeRail consortium of Alstom, Amec, Brown & Root and Carillion has announced it will not bid to run the proposed London Underground sub- surface infrastructure company, under the Public Private Partnership. Instead it will put resources into bidding for the two 'deep tube' contracts on the Bakerloo/Central/Victoria lines and Jubilee/Northern/ Piccadilly lines.
Designs for pedestrianising part of London's Trafalgar Square were unveiled this week at the launch of a public consultation on the proposal. The plans are part of the World Squares For All initiative to improve pedestrian access in the area from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square. Designs are by Foster & Partners and the project is managed by Schal.
Construction companies have been invited to a briefing on 29 February to outline the civil engineering contracts that will make up Section 2 of the £5.2 billion Channel Tunnel Rail Link between Southfleet in North Kent and St Pancras.