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Stoke stakes claim for HS2

VIDEO | Stoke stakes its claim for HS2

15-Oct-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Political and business leaders in Stoke-on-Trent have created a video stating their case for HS2 to be re-routed through the West Midlands city.

Infrastructure changes to accommodate the new Silvertown Tunnel on the north side of the Thames.

VIDEO | TfL explains Silvertown Tunnel plans, aims for 2017 start

14-Oct-2014 | By

Transport for London has provided more detail on the proposed Silvertown Tunnel ahead of a consultation starting on the scheme tomorrow, 15 October.

Tube train automatic

VIDEO | London Underground reveals automatic Tube train designs

9-Oct-2014 | By

London Underground (LU) has unveiled the design for the new automatic Tube train, which will come in to service from the mid-2020s.

2nd Prize: Tomas Furness with #PinConnection

PHOTOS | Winners of 'engineering selfies' competition unveiled

9-Oct-2014 | By

The winners of an ‘engineering selfies’ competition, aimed at promoting the profession in London, have been announced.

Cambridge busway

Cambridgeshire confirms £31M busway claim against Bam Nuttall

7-Oct-2014 | By

Councillors at Cambridgeshire County Council have voted unanimously to pursue Bam Nuttall for a further £31M of claims relating to the troubled guided busway scheme.

Thames cycleway

Arup team proposes floating Thames cycleway for London

7-Oct-2014 | By

An Arup team has created a proposal for a floating cycleway on the Thames in London.

High Speed 2

High Speed 2 will push technological boundaries: Kirby

2-Oct-2014 | By

High Speed 2 will see a step-change in the adoption of emerging technologies in the construction industry, project boss Simon Kirby has vowed.

Rail

Warning issued as Network Rail misses five year efficiency target

1-Oct-2014 | Updated: 4-Oct-2014 | By

The rail regulator has warned Network Rail that faces a challenge to hit future efficiency targets after coming up eight percentage points short over the 2009-2014 control period.

Highways contractors back new app to improve roadworks management

30-Sep-2014 | By

A number of major players in the highways maintenance sector believe a new app will help improve their management of roadworks projects.

Pothole (Michael Gil, Flickr)

Road maintenance funding system “ludicrous”, say MPs

25-Sep-2014 | By

Cost-effectively maintaining roads under the current funding system is difficult to achieve, an influential group of MPs has warned.

Transport features

Highway management

Roads: Road runners

15-Oct-2014 | By Jon Masters

In the 10 years since the Highways Agency started operating England’s strategic roads network there have been some significant changes. Jon Masters reports.

Road

Careers: The road ahead

24-Sep-2014 | By Jon Masters

Consultants are gearing up for a major boost in road design and construction that will see them recruiting in large numbers, as Jon Masters reports.

Opinion

Tim Chapman

Infrastructure can unite us all

10-Oct-2014 | By Tim Chapman

While we may marvel at the speed and alacrity with which China has expanded its high speed rail network, its progress in road building has been even more impressive. In 2012 and 2013, China opened more than 10,000km of new expressway (motorway) each year and this year already more than a further 8,000km has been opened. 

Andrew Allen

Spend more in reducing roads impact

25-Sep-2014 | By Andrew Allen

In his Autumn Statement this December, chancellor George Osborne will announce details of the first Road Investment Strategy (RIS). Controversially this will not only cover maintenance spending, but will increase the budget for road construction from £1.5bn in 2014-15 to £3.8bn in 2020-21.

Infrastructure in 2014: Transport

Crossrail

Infrastructure in 2014: How Crossrail is set to transform London

12 December 2013 | By Terry Morgan

In 2014 Crossrail will reach the halfway mark and begin to move from heavy civils towards a focus on tunnel fit-out and railways systems.

Northampton station

Infrastructure in 2014: Stations offer a new branch of business

12 December 2013 | By

Rail travel is set to be transformed over the decade - a transformation that applies just as much to the stations as it does to the network.

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