Green light for Reading station redevelopment

Plans to redevelop Reading station and the surrounding railway took a significant step forward this week as Reading Borough Council granted approval for the station element of the scheme.

Balfour Beatty lands Network Rail Crossrail deal

Balfour Beatty Rail has been awarded a contract with Network Rail for Crossrail works.

Final leg of London Overground's upgrade to be completed

Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail (NR) today announced the final phases of re-signalling work on the London Overground network.

Network Rail submits Crossrail plans

Network Rail has today confirmed it had successfully delivered another important piece of work on the Crossrail project – the key date 1 submission – ahead of schedule. This contains the detailed costs and plans for designing, developing and delivering the above ground parts of the Crossrail project.

Network Rail awards contracts for Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvements Programme

Network Rail has awarded £10m-worth of contracts as work on a new, £1bn programme to enhance rail services and infrastructure in Scotland’s central belt gets underway.

Agreement signed for Cambridge station revamp

Network Rail has signed an agreement with developer Brookgate which will see Cambridge station revamped as part of a £850m plan to regenerate the centre of the city.

Amey wins Network Rail job

Network Rail has selected Amey to extend platforms at nine stations in the South East to accommodate new 12-car passenger trains.

Network Rail gets go ahead for Nuneaton freight line

Network Rail has been given the green light from the Department for Transport to build a new freight line in Warwickshire.

Northampton station design team chosen

A design team has been appointed to draw up plans for the planned redevelopment of Castle Rail Station in Northampton.

Jacobs and Atkins win Network Rail jobs

Jacobs Engineering and Atkins have both won design contracts with Network Rail as part of the £15.9bn Crossrail project.

Network Rail chief exec to step down

The chief executive of Network Rail, Iain Coucher, is to resign after eight years with the company.

Network Rail unveils Reading station plans

Network Rail has published artist’s impressions of how Reading station will look after its multimillion pound investment to modernise the station.

Network Rail plans Carlisle station revamp

Network Rail has submitted plans to Carlisle City Council for a £550,000 revamp of passenger facilities on platform four at the city’s Citadel railway station.

Balfour Beatty wins £250m worth of Network Rail work

Balfour Beatty has won nearly £250m worth of work with Network Rail.

500 more maintenance redundancies at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that approximately 500 maintenance employees will be leaving the company by the end of May under its voluntary redundancy programme.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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