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Gatwick airport

Gatwick airport bookies favourite as Osborne talks up runway expansion

21-May-2015 | By

Gatwick airport is edging ahead as the bookmakers favourite to be picked by Sir Howard Davies’ Airport Commission as the race to build extra runway capacity in the south east heats up.

Transport Minister Claire Perry

Rail minister to speak at NCE UK Rail Conference

21-May-2015

Rail minister Claire Perry to talk about the government’s rail vision at London event.

Bertha, Seattle

Damage to world’s largest tunnelling machine worse than anticipated

21-May-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Investigations into problems with the world’s largest tunnelling machine have revealed that more repairs than initially anticipated are needed.

train

Eric Wright Rail gains main contractor status from Network Rail

21-May-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Rail division of Eric Wright Group awarded a Principal Contractor Licence by Network Rail.

Greg Thornett, Network Rail

VIDEO | Precast arches used on Bermondsey Dive Under project

20-May-2015 | By

Network Rail project manager Greg Thornett says a precast arch solution has helped to create efficiencies on the Bermondsey Dive Under project in south east London.

Highways England, Transport for Greater Manchester

North West transport organisations agree partnership for Manchester’s roads

19-May-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Highways England and Transport for Greater Manchester to develop vision for area’s road network.

Todmorden Curve, Network Rail

Direct rail link between Manchester and Burnley opens after £10M investment

19-May-2015

300m stretch of track opened to commuters on Monday.

Underground at London Undergrounds Bond Street Tube Station upgrade works

VIDEO | Bond Street Tube station's Crossrail upgrade

18-May-2015 | By Katherine Smale

NCE has been to see the project to upgrade and increase capacity at London’s Bond Street station.

Manchester transport

ICE urges government to avoid standardised devolution

18-May-2015 | By

Engineers have called for a tailored approach to devolution of transport powers.

Carmuirs Twin Tunnels demolition and aqueduct construction

VIDEO | Major works to allow aqueduct to be built in Scotland

18-May-2015 | By Michaila Hancock

Network Rail has released this timelapse footage of the Forth and Clyde Canal being drained and Carmuirs Twin Tunnels beneath it being demolished to allow for the construction of a new aqueduct.

Transport features

Bermondsey Dive Under: Network Rail’s Greg Thornett examines the remains of the station hidden under the railway

On site at Network Rail's £45M Bermondsey Dive Under project

18-May-2015 | By

Extensive use of pre-cast arches, recycling of aggregates and clever re-purposing of Victorian structural elements are key features of the £45M Bermondsey dive under project.

Aberdeen runway resurfacing

Surfacing: ‘Warm mix’ is a wonder

20-Apr-2015 | By Tyler Byrd

The design of a Marshall Asphalt for greater durability and easier application during cold conditions is an important step forward for airport pavement development.

Opinion

London skyline

Britain needs a grand masterplan to keep up with population growth

5-May-2015 | By Tim Chapman

London’s population had shrank to just 6.7M people in 1988, but then the city started growing again. The 2011 London Plan expected it to take a further ten years for the city’s population to reach 8.4M – instead growth accelerated and it took just two years, with that level being reached in mid 2013, and currently increasing by 110,000 people every year.

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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