Exclusive to NCE, twice a year the Department of Transport is providing a progress update on the government’s massive highways programme. Here is the first.
Infrastructure developers must place greater emphasis on design to ensure their schemes integrate better with their environment, a government-commissioned review by architect Sir Terry Farrell has concluded.
East Japan Railway Company will advise on reliability, safety and noise reduction.
Lack of British interest in the main contracts for the £4.4bn Fehmarnbelt tunnel scheme “disappointed” the landmark project’s promoter, it has emerged.
West Midlands transport authority Centro was this week poised to seek changes to the High Speed 2 (HS2) hybrid bill to include provisions for a major rail interchange in Birmingham.
London’s Overground rail network should be viewed as a second Underground system, according to one of the capital’s senior transport executives.
The proposed £12bn to £20bn Crossrail 2 could be built by 2029, London mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday.
Gatwick airport’s interconnectivity potential makes it the natural choice for new runway capacity in the South East, according to masterplanner and architect Sir Terry Farrell.
Decades of disruption caused by construction would be avoided by accelerating High Speed 2 (HS2) works in Manchester, senior transport experts said last week.
Engineers have backed calls by new High Speed 2 boss David Higgins to bring forward work on the northern section of the railway.
One of the UK’s largest road embankments is contributing to major cost savings on Scotland’s new Queensferry Crossing. David Hayward reports from the Firth of Forth.
Appointing a contractor before gaining planning consent may be unusual but ground investigation is currently underway to ensure it is a smooth transaction for London’s Bank Station capacity upgrade.
The UK is the sixth biggest economy in the world. Yet this economic strength often appears to be sustained in spite of, rather than because of, one of the country’s most valuable assets.
Shedding light on how local and national government favours road over rail.
Infrastructure in 2014: Transport
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.
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.