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Exclusive: Strategic roads bi-annual report


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.

Kings Cross

Infrastructure needs to clean up its design act, says Farrell

8-Apr-2014 | By

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.

Japanese expertise booked in for HS2

8-Apr-2014 | By

East Japan Railway Company will advise on reliability, safety and noise reduction.


British firms show little interest for Fehmarnbelt

7-Apr-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Lack of British interest in the main contracts for the £4.4bn Fehmarnbelt tunnel scheme “disappointed” the landmark project’s promoter, it has emerged.

HS2 birmingham curzon station

Birmingham transport chiefs seek HS2 changes

1-Apr-2014 | By

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.

East London Line train

London’s Overground ‘must act as second Underground’

31-Mar-2014 | By

London’s Overground rail network should be viewed as a second Underground system, according to one of the capital’s senior transport executives.

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson says Crossrail 2 could be finished by 2029

28-Mar-2014 | By

The proposed £12bn to £20bn Crossrail 2 could be built by 2029, London mayor Boris Johnson said yesterday.

Gatwick Airport Plan

Gatwick is natural choice for new runway, according to Farrell

26-Mar-2014 | By

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.

Manchester Piccadilly

Speed up Manchester HS2 works – engineers

25-Mar-2014 | By

Decades of disruption caused by construction would be avoided by accelerating High Speed 2 (HS2) works in Manchester, senior transport experts said last week.

David Higgins

Industry backs call to bring forward HS2 second phase

19-Mar-2014 | By

Engineers have backed calls by new High Speed 2 boss David Higgins to bring forward work on the northern section of the railway.

Transport features

Master plan

Scottish cut and thrust: Queensferry Crossing

14-Apr-2014 | By David Hayward

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.


Geotechnical: Bank Underground Station

25-Mar-2014 | By

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.


Alasdair Reisner

Highways maintenance: The bumpy road ahead

8-Apr-2014 | By Alasdair Reisner

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.

James Macoll

Road will always win over rail

2-Apr-2014 | By James MacColl

Shedding light on how local and national government favours road over rail.

Infrastructure in 2014: Transport


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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