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Delayed Crossrail could cost almost £3bn more than planned

Crossrail could now cost almost £3bn more than budgeted, and the opening of the rail line across London is set to be further delayed until at least 2020.

New platforms open at Britain’s busiest railway station as part of £800 million investment for passengers

The former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station reopened permanently this morning (10 December) for the first time since international services moved to St Pancras in 2007, as part of the £800 million project to increase capacity on the South Western Railway network.

Exclusive | HS4Air plan to link Heathrow and Gatwick rejected

The £10bn HS4Air rail scheme connecting High Speed 1 (HS1) with High Speed 2 (HS2) via Gatwick and Heathrow airports has been rejected by the government, New Civil Engineer can reveal.

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  • Crossrail set for further £1bn bailout and potential further delayMinisters are expected to announce a fresh £1bn bailout for Crossrail and admit that the project might need to be delayed beyond 2019. According to the Financial Times, officials from the DfT and TfL, who have been in emergency talks for months, held further negotiations on Sunday ahead of...
  • Taking to the skiesNetwork Rail’s commitment to driving innovation is best encapsulated by its latest scheme involving high-definition imagery drones, or UAVs. RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with the Thameslink Programme Network Rail project sponsor, Paul Ashman, to find out more. When a piece of...
  • Crossrail given £1.4bn bailout as launch date pushed back once againCrossrail has suffered further delays to its schedule beyond the autumn of 2019 and London transport bosses have today announced a £1.4bn bailout of the flagship project – even worse than first estimates – in what represents yet another blow for the troubled scheme. A day after...
  • New chair and deputy nominated for Crossrail amidst further delaysTony Meggs has been nominated as the new chair of Crossrail, replacing Sir Terry Morgan as the head of the £15.4bn project. The news comes at a turbulent day for the scheme, with TfL announcing a £1.4bn bailout and pushing back the launch date further, this time to 2020. The London...

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