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Rail and local roads rapped by Transport Resilience Review

22-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

The performance of the rail network and local authority roads has been criticised by the Transport Resilience Review, published today.

3D printing

HS2 boss urges engineers to embrace new technology

22-Jul-2014 | By

Engineers must innovate more and be more willing to embrace new technology if they are to remain relevant and well regarded by the public, the chief engineer behind High Speed 2 (HS2) said last week.

Roger Lawrence

West Midlands creates new transport authority

18-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

The West Midlands has created a new authority to drive investment in transport projects in the metropolitan county.

Cycling infrastructure spending should rise five-fold, say MPs

18-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

Cycling infrastructure spending needs to increase five-fold, according to the Transport Select Committee.

Matthew Hancock

Hancock takes construction minister role | Full details of Government reshuffle

15-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

Matthew Hancock has been appointed the new construction minister, following David Cameron’s ministerial reshuffle, after Michael Fallon was moved to defence secretary.

Two Lower Thames Crossing options to be developed in detail

15-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

The Government will undertake detailed planning in two possible locations for a new crossing of the lower Thames to the east of London, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

Crossrail

Crossrail extension to Reading “will save £10M”

15-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

Crossrail’s extension to Reading will mean savings of £10M, due to changes in the project’s scope.

Government reports 15% saving on infrastructure costs

15-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

The Government has delivered cost savings of over £3bn on infrastructure projects since 2010, according to the third annual report of the Infrastructure Cost Review.

Winning sustainable transport fund bids unveiled

14-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

Local transport schemes around the UK will benefit from £440M of investment, after the government announced the successful bids for funding from a central pot.

Thames Estuary airport hit by three more damning reports

14-Jul-2014 | By Will Mann

Plans for the Thames Estuary airport have been dealt another blow after three new reports said costs are likely to soar by billions of pounds above previous estimates.

Transport features

acton diveunder

Rail: Acton on track

22-Jul-2014 | By Jon Masters

A project to remodel tracks to the west of London has been underway for the last three years, in preparation for Crossrail trains to run on the existing rail network, as Jon Masters discovers.

Trailblazer: Rail was an early  adopter of collaboration principles

Rail: The shared advantage of collaboration

17-Jul-2014 | By Julie-Anne Ryan

The rail industry has been among the first sectors to adopt the new British Standard for collaborative working. Report by Julie-Anne Ryan.

Opinion

James Macoll

Road spending spree masks unimaginitive transport policy

28-Jul-2014 | By James MacColl

Ministers have proclaimed the first round of the £2bn Local Growth Fund as the centrepiece of a new decentralised approach. But many of the projects receiving money are reheated old schemes which central Government ditched over 20 years ago in the face of widespread public opposition. If the growth fund is really to signal a different way of doing things, future rounds will need to show more imagination, more diversity, and more local involvement than in their first iteration.

Ian Patey

Connected and autonomous vehicles – who’s liable?

10-Jul-2014 | By Ian Patey

Autonomous vehicles have moved from the pages of the technical press to mainstream media in recent months; no longer being seen as fanciful or speculative, they are being seen more and more as inevitable.

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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